Greece and China in joint military exercises

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Greece and China have engaged in joint military training exercises aimed to enhance the level of cooperation and mutual understanding between the Navy units of the two countries said an announcement on Thursday, by the Hellenic Navy.

The joint training exercise Greek navy units and ships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Naval Task Group (TG) 150 took part in a joint training exercise in the Saronic Gulf.

Taking part in the exercise were the Hellenic Navy frigate "Navarinon" and its on-board helicopter (S70 Aegean Hawk), the missile boat "Troupakis" and an Unorthodox Warfare element, as well as the three war ships making up the TG 150. These included the Type 054A frigate PLANS Jingzhou (FFG-532), the Type 052C destroyer PLANS Changchun (DDG-150) and the Type 903A replenishment ship PLANS Chaohu (AOR-890).

The TG 150 led by Chinese Navy fleet commander Rear Admiral Shen Hao sailed into Piraeus port on Monday and remained until Wednesday. The visit to Greece was part of a trip to promote China's Belt and Road International Cooperation Summit Forum in May.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.