Saturday, November 28, 2009

missile destroyer Shijiazhuang in Latin America

Chinese naval fleet leaves Chile for Peru

(Source: Xinhua) 2009-11-29

  VALPARAISO, Chile, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese naval flotilla Saturday concluded its good-will visit to Chile and sailed for Peru to continue its South America tour.

  The squadron, composed of missile destroyer Shijiazhuang and supply ship Hongzehu, unmoored at around 10:00 a.m. local time and sailed from the Valparaiso military wharf to music played by the Chile navy's military band.

  The two-vessel fleet arrived in Chile on Monday for the Chinese Navy's second visit to Chile since 1997.

  During the four-day visit, Major General Wang Fushan, commander of the fleet, met with Chilean Defense Minister Francisco Vidal and other high-ranking military and government officials.

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