Chinese Rear Admiral visits ITS Carabinere

The Force Commander of the Chinese Escort Task Group 576, Rear Admiral Chen Qiangnan, was welcomed on board ITS Carabiniere by Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri on January 17.

Rear Admiral Qiangnan, on board the Luhu-Class destroyer CNS Qingdao, met with ITS Carabinere at sea.

After a tour of the Italian warship, Rear Admiral Barbieri and Rear Admiral Chen Qiangnan concluded the visit with talks on the European Union and Chinese Navy’s common efforts to strengthen maritime security in the region through joint planning and counter-piracy exercises.

Chinese Rear Admiral visits ITS Carabinere
Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri (left), Rear Admiral Chen Qiangnan (right), Image: EUNAVFOR 2016

Rear Admiral Barbieri said: “We are very pleased to continue the dialogue between our two Forces and this meeting is another step forward in the strengthening of our good relationship.”

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