EU NAVFOR Force Commander Meets Commander Of Chinese Counter-Piracy TF
Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino – the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta, met Rear Admiral Zhou Xuming, the Force Commander of the Chinese counter-piracy task force on board the Chinese flagship, PLA Yiyang which is currently deployed in the Gulf of Aden.
During the meeting the two Commanders discussed the on-going fight against piracy in the area, and shared common points of view about the matter.
Speaking during the meeting, Rear Admiral Credendino said “I am delighted that today our 2 flagships are sailing together, united against piracy. Our presence in these waters shows our joint willingness to combat this issue.”
Naval Today Staff, November 6, 2012; Image: EU NAVFOR