Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Commander of Chinese naval escort taskforce visits ROK warship

Missile destroyer Dae Jo-young of the ROK

Upon invitation of Captain Kim Sung-woo, commander of the ROK naval escort taskforce, five Chinese naval officers from the Chinese naval escort taskforce (CNET) including Rear Admiral Wang Zhiguo, commander of the CNET, which is performing merchant ships escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali coast, visited missile destroyer Dae Jo-young of the ROK naval escort taskforce on October 11.
  Wang Zhiguo and his four-member entourage boarded onto Dae Jo-young at 9: 30 a.m. and held talks with the commanding officers of the ROK naval escort ships.
  Wang Zhiguo expressed his gratitude to the ROK naval escort warship for its congratulation message to the Chinese naval escort taskforce on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. He also paid homage to the effort made by the ROK naval escort warship in maintaining security and stability in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali coast.
  During the talks, Wang Zhiguo notified the ROK side that the Chinese naval escort taskforce had recently adjusted its escort route and escort area. He briefed his ROK counterpart the intelligence and information on pirate activities obtained by the Chinese naval escort taskforce and welcomed the ROK merchant ships to join in the ship formation under the escort of Chinese warships.
  After the talks, Wang Zhiguo and his party were showed around the “Dae Jo-young” missile destroyer.


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