China, Tanzania conclude exercise

Month-long naval drill comes to a close.

China and Tanzania conclude historic naval exercise

China and Tanzania have concluded a month-long naval training exercise, the first joint training exercise in the history of bilateral military relations between the two countries.

The closing ceremony of exercise Beyond/Transcend 2014 was held on November 14 at Kigamboni Naval Base and attended by guests that included China’s ambassador to Tanzania, the chief of the Tanzanian military and heads of the navy and air force.

The exercise between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and Tanzanian People’s Defence Force (TPDF) kicked off on October 16 in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam, with more than 100 navy officers and seamen participating, although the official opening ceremony was held on October 21.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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