PORT KLANG: A Chinese naval fleet arrived at the Malaysian port of Klang on Friday to embark on a four-day visit aimed at strengthening military ties between the two countries.
The 23rd Escort Task Group, comprising Xiangtan, Zhoushan and Chaohu of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, arrived in Malaysia after the completion of its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden.
They were greeted by leaders of the Malaysian Chinese community and Chinese living in Malaysia.
Senior colonel Wang Hongli, commander of the task force, said the visit would contribute to the development of the friendly relations.
“China and Malaysia are friendly neighbours, and we have good relations and frequent exchanges between our two countries and the two militaries,” he said.
During the visit, the vessels will open to the Malaysian public and the crew will interact with the local community. – Agencies