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Chinese naval ship formation conducts exchanges with USN Fifth Fleet
(Source: PLA Daily) 2010-12-13
On the morning of December 10, local time, the ship formation of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army which was on a visit to Al Manamah, capital of Bahrain, carried out exchanges and inter-visits with the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy (USN). Li Pengcheng, commander of the Chinese naval ship formation and director of the Navigation Support Department of the Headquarters of the Chinese PLA Navy, paid a visit to the Headquarters of the Fifth Fleet of the USN. Soon afterwards, the senior military officer delegation of the Fifth Fleet of the USN paid a return visit to the Chinese naval ship formation.
At 10:30 of the very day, Li Pengcheng came to the Headquarters of the Fifth Fleet of the USN in the company of Yang Weiguo, Chinese ambassador to Bahrain. The deputy commander of the Fifth Fleet of the USN extended warm welcome to the visit of the Chinese naval ship formation. Both sides carried out exchanges on such issues as pirate information exchange, use of escort strength and international cooperation on escort.
At 11:30, the 13-member senior officer delegation of the Fifth Fleet of the USN headed by Rear Admiral Bryan, commander of the 5th Expedition Formation of the USN, and Commodore Baldwin, deputy commander of the Marine Corps of the U.S. Central Command, paid a return visit to the Chinese naval ship formation and visited the “Kunlunshan” dock landing ship of the PLA Navy.
By Yin Hang