PORT KLANG, April 29 (Bernama) -- The ''Zheng He'' oceangoing training vessel
of the Chinese navy, which is currently on a round-the-world voyage, arrived at
Port Klang today.
Led by Rear Admiral Liao Shining, the ship''s five-day visit to Malaysia
is aimed at enhancing ties between the naval forces of China and Malaysia.
"The main purpose (of the trip) is to promote friendship between the Chinese
and Malaysian navy, as well as demonstrate our resolution in promoting the
concept of harmonious world, harmonious ocean," he told reporters through an
The ship''s crew members are scheduled to take part in several activities in
Melaka, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, including sports, a visit to the National
Hydrographic Centre and a brass band performance.
The public may visit the vessel from 9am to 11.30am and from 2pm to 4.30pm
on May 1. Admission is free.
Malaysia is the ship''s second port of call after Vietnam. It began its
journey on April 16, from Dalian city in northeast China''s Liaoning Province.
The Zheng He is scheduled to journey more than 30,000 nautical miles and
visit 11 countries within five months.
SKMS MAM GR