Chinese naval escort taskforce visits United Arab Emirates

中国海军第二十四批护航编队访问阿联酋

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China Military
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-02-03

1月26日,在阿拉伯联合酋长国首都阿布扎比的扎耶德港,中国海军第二十四批护航编队指挥员柏耀平(前中)致辞。 李震摄
Rear Admiral Bai Yaoping (middle, front), commanding officer of the 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce, delivers a speech after the taskforce arrived at the pier of the Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2017. (mod.gov.cn/ Li Zhen)
 

中国海军第二十四批护航编队在完成对沙特阿拉伯和卡塔尔的访问后,1月26日抵达阿拉伯联合酋长国首都阿布扎比的扎耶德港,开始为期5天的友好访问。
 
ZAYED PORT, ABU DHABI, Feb. 3 (ChinaMil) -- A Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on January 26 and started its five-day goodwill visit to the UAE after its visits to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
 
这是中国海军第三次访问阿联酋。
 
This is Chinese navy's third visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 
当地时间上午9时,护航编队哈尔滨舰、邯郸舰、东平湖舰缓缓驶入扎耶德港,身着藏青色海军军装的官兵在甲板上整齐列队。
 
At about 9:00 am on that day, the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull 579) and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960) of the 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce entered the Zayed Port, during which the Chinese sailors dressed in navy-blue uniforms manned the rails on the three naval warships.
 
中国驻阿联酋大使倪坚、驻迪拜总领事李凌冰、驻阿联酋使馆武官由健和使领馆工作人员,中资机构、华侨华人、留学生代表以及阿联酋海军官兵代表约600人在码头迎接。
 
More than 600 people including Chinese Ambassador to the UAE Ni Jian, Chinese Consul General to Dubai Li Lingbing and Chinese Military Attaché to the UAE You Jian together with other staff members of the Chinese embassy and consulate in the UAE, working staff of China-funded institutions, overseas Chinese, Chinese students studying in the UAE as well as representatives from the UAE Navy were at the pier to welcome the taskforce.
 
欢迎仪式结束后,倪坚一行与编队指挥员柏耀平、政委周平飞等中国护航编队官兵进行了座谈,并与参加欢迎仪式的中外人士共同参观了哈尔滨舰和邯郸舰。
 
After the welcoming ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to the UAE Ni Jian and his party had a talk with Rear Admiral Bai Yaoping, commanding officer of the taskforce, Zhou Pingfei, political commissar and other sailors of the taskforce. They also visited the guided-missile destroyer Harbin and the guided-missile frigate Handan together with other Chinese and foreign personnel.
 
访问期间,编队指挥员还将拜会阿联酋海军官员,参观阿海军舰艇和军事设施,并将与阿海军开展小规模海上联合演练和文体活动。
 
During the taskforce’s visit to the UAE, the commanding officers of the taskforce are scheduled to call on the officers of the UAE Navy and visit warships and military facilities of the UAE Navy. And, the 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce and the UAE Navy will also conduct a small-scale joint maritime drill and hold cultural and sports activities.
 
此外,编队还将组织部分官兵参加大使馆举办的春节联欢会,庆祝中国传统佳节春节。
 
In addition, some sailors of the taskforce will participate in a Spring Festival gala held by the Chinese Embassy in the UAE to celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival.
 
在结束访问阿联酋之后,中国护航编队将前往科威特访问。
 
The taskforce is scheduled to head for Kuwait after completing its visit to the UAE.

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