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Chinese Navy flotilla docks at Iran's Bandar Abbas

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 21:02, June 15, 2017

TEHRAN, June 15 -- Chinese Navy vessels berthed at Iranian southern port of Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

The flotilla, which includes Chang Chun destroyer, Chao Hu replenishment and Jin Zhou frigate, is visiting the Iranian port in a bid to strengthen friendly ties between Tehran and Beijing and boost maritime cooperation.

The staffs of the Chinese flotilla are slated to visit port cities of Bandar Abbas and Qeshm as well as to meet local counterpart officials.

Joint maneuver is also on agenda for the Chinese flotilla and Iran's Navy units during the four-day visit, the second of its kind since 2014.

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