Philippine Navy welcomes Chinese warships in Manila

The Philippine Navy today welcomed a Chinese Naval Task Group at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila. The said naval task group is in for a four-day goodwill visit.

The task group is composed of two Type-054A guided-missile frigates, Wu Hu (Hull 539) and Han Dan (Hull 579) and replenishment ship, Dong Ping Hu (Hull 960).

The Filipino-Chinese community joined the Philippine Navy in welcoming the Chinese PLA Navy task group.

“We have elevated our relationship to one of comprehensive strategic cooperation, opening a new chapter for China-Philippine relationship. I believe that we come here with peace, friendship and a better vision of common development and shared prosperity,”  said PLA Navy Deputy Chief of Staff of North Sea Fleet Rear Admiral Xu Haihua who is serving as the visiting task group’s commander.