Chinese naval ships dock in Myanmar on five-day visit

By Xinhua
03 October 2016
Chinese naval ships dock in Myanmar on five-day visit
Previous visit - Chinese naval officers line up on deck as Chinese Navy training vessel 'Zheng He' arrives Myanmar International Terminals at the Thilawa port of Yangon, Myanmar, 23 May 2014. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Chinese naval vessels Xiangtan and Zhoushan of the 23rd Escort Task Group called at the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) in Yangon's Thanlyin township on Friday, following the completion of its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden, reports Xinhua on September 30.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet's five-day visit to Myanmar aims to implement the important consensus reached by military leaders of both sides, that is to strengthen strategic communication, promote practical cooperation and enrich the China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, according to the news agency.
The call also aims to enhance exchange and cooperation and increase mutual understanding and traditional friendly ties between navies of the two countries, the report said.
Welcoming the Chinese naval fleet at the Thilawa port terminal were Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang and Chief of Myanmar naval dockyard headquarters Admiral Myint Oo as well as other naval officials.