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      Chinese Ships in Haifa Honor 20 Years' Cooperation

      Vessels anchored in Israel to honor 20 years of cooperation between IDF and Chinese Army.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 8/14/2012, 3:37 PM

      Chinese naval vessel in Haifa
      Chinese naval vessel in Haifa
      Israel news photo: IDF

      Vessels from the Chinese fleet anchored at the port of Haifa in northern Israel Monday. The vessels and their 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 Rear Admiral Yang Jun-fei, anchored in Israel to honor 20 years of cooperation between the IDF and the Chinese Army.

      During their stay in Israel, the Chinese will visit the IDF Naval Officers' Academy, lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial site, 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.



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