Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi receives Chinese warship
Chinese warships got a rousing welcome at the Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi. The warships are aimed to protect commercial ships and oil tankers from piracy.
The development reflects the contribution by People's Liberation Army's (PLA) for strengthen the international deployment in the Gulf of Aden which has remained under threat since a long time.
The reception ceremony of the Chinese naval contingent was attended by high level officials including Rear Admiral Shaikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander of the UAE Navy and Chinese Ambassador Gao Yusheng and Senior Colonel Teng Hong, Chinese Military Attache in Abu Dhabi.
Shaikh Saeed, speaking on the occasion, hailed the efforts by China to protect Gulf Aden from piracy. He said that the present development reflects improving relations between Chine and UAE.
Senior Captain Quu Yanpeng, the Deputy Chief of staff of the East Sea Fleet also expressed similar sentiments and said that such developments are necessary for bringing two countries closer to each other. He hoped that the naval exchanges between two countries will definitely enhance mutual understanding between two countries.
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