Cooperation strengthens: Chinese fleet vessels anchor in Israel

Vessels arrive in honor of 20 years of cooperation between IDF and the Chinese military. IDF Chief of Staff visited China three months ago to strengthen cooperation

Date: 13/08/2012, 7:22 PM     Author: IDF Website

Vessels from the Chinese fleet anchored at the Haifa port in northern Israel today, (Monday, August 13). The vessels and Chinese crewmen arrived in Israel to visit the Israeli Navy and were welcomed by Haifa base commander, Brig. Gen. Eli Sharvit.

The Vessels from the Chinese fleet, led by deputy commander of the northern Chinese fleet RADM. Yang Jun-fei, anchored in Israel to honor 20 years of cooperation between the IDF and the Chinese Army. During their stay in Israel they will visit the IDF Naval Officers' Academy, lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem memorial site in memory of Holocaust victims, and visit different Israeli tourist attractions.

Approximately three months ago, the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz travelled to China and worked to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries.