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Chinese naval fleet makes first Philippine visit in 7 years

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05-01-2017 10:46 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

A fleet of Chinese naval ships arrived in the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday for a friendly visit to boost mutual trust. This is the first such visit in seven years, and local media interpreted it as a sign of warming bilateral relations.

The fleet comprises three naval ships: a missile destroyer, a missile frigate and a supply ship.

During the 4-day visit, the Chinese fleet will hold friendly sports competitions with the Philippine side. The naval ships will be open to the public on Monday.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who reportedly extended the invitation for the Chinese fleet, will also board the naval ships.