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Chinese naval taskforce wraps up visit to Finland

( Source: China Military Online  )         2015-September-30 16:16

The Chinese sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile frigateYiyang as the warship leaves the Port of Helsinki, Finland on September 29, 2015. The Chinese naval taskforce, which is composed of the guided-missile destroyer Jinan, the guided-missile frigate Yiyang and the supply ship Qiandaohu, wrapped up its goodwill visit to Finland on the afternoon of September 29, 2015. (Dai Zongfeng)

  HELSINKI, Sept. 30 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese naval taskforce led by the guided-missile destroyer Jinan (Hull number 152) wrapped up its goodwill visit to Finland on September 29, 2015 and left the Port of Helsinki at 14:00, local time.

  The naval taskforce, known as the 20th escort taskforce of the PLA Navy, kicked off its global voyage on August 23 and has successively visited the Republic of the Sudan, Egypt and Denmark.

  During the visit in Finland, Wang Jianxun, commander of the taskforce, met with the Finnish naval commander, deputy mayor of Helsinki and other military and civilian officials, and visited the Finnish Navy Academy.

  The taskforce also held a series of activities, including an Open Day on the vessel, a deck reception, a tug-of-war and a friendly football match with the Finnish Navy.

  The visit by the PLA Navy taskforce was highly spoken of by the Finnish society.It is believed to be of great significance for promoting the friendly exchanges between the two countries and the two militaries, especially between the two navies, and expanding the scope of bilateral exchanges.

  It is learnt that later, the naval taskforce is scheduled to pay a goodwill visit to Stockholm, Sweden.

Editor :  Zhang Tao