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Chinese PLAN Qi Ji Guang arrives at Colombo port

10 November 2017 - 135   - 0


The People’s Liberation Army – Navy ship Qi Ji Guang arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today, Navy said. The Navy welcomed the visiting ship in accordance with naval traditions, upon her arrival. A host of officials from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka and Chinese nationals living in Sri Lanka were present on the harbour premises to welcome the ship.  

During their five-day official visit, the crew members of Qi Ji Guang are scheduled to participate in a number of training exercises and sporting events organized by the Sri Lanka Navy with a view to share professional expertise and strengthen friendship. On completion of tour events, the Chinese ship is expected to depart from Colombo harbour on 14th of this month. The vessel which is carrying a crew of 549, is 163.5 m in length and 22.2 m in width. Further, it has a displacement of 10,907 tons.

 

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