China’s navy enters Strait of Hormuz

Countries enjoying warm relationship.

In search for security, China’s navy enters Strait of Hormuz: Kemp

By John Kemp

(Reuters) – Bandar Abbas, home of Iran‘s navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, is currently hosting two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit, underlining the increasingly warm relationship between the two countries.

It is the first such port call to Iran by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and highlights the efforts both China and Iran are making to counterbalance the power of the United States in the Middle East and along the sea lanes connecting the oil fields of the Gulf with major energy-consuming centres in Asia.

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Source: uk.reuters.com

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