Chinese frigate docks in Cape Town for joint exercise

China Plus Published: 2019-11-25 16:20:57
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Chinese frigateWeifang arrives in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019 for a joint exercise.[Photo: China Plus]

Chinese frigateWeifang arrives in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019 for a joint exercise.[Photo: China Plus]

The Chinese multi-role frigate Weifang (550), which visited Simon's Town in South Africa last year, has docked at Cape Town harbour for a first-ever five-day joint exercise in southern African waters with South African Navy's frigate SAS Amatola (F145) and Russian Navy's missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov (055).

People waving national flags of China and South Africa welcome Chinese frigate Weifang in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019.[Photo: China Plus]

People waving national flags of China and South Africa welcome Chinese frigate Weifang in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019.[Photo: China Plus]

Weifang is one of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy's 33rd fleets which are carrying out escort missions in the Gulf of Aden. In March 2015, the vessel evacuated 455 Chinese and foreign citizens from war-torn Yemen.

People waving national flags of China and South Africa welcome Chinese frigate Weifang in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019. [Photo: China Plus]

People waving national flags of China and South Africa welcome Chinese frigate Weifang in Cape Town, South Africa on November 24, 2019. [Photo: China Plus]

Navy officers officers from China and South Africa meet on November 24, 2019. [Photo: China Plus]

Navy officers officers from China and South Africa meet on November 24, 2019. [Photo: China Plus]

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