China’s frigate “Yantai” arrives in Bulgaria for goodwill visit

The frigate “Yantai”, one of the 11th group of Chinese navy escort ships for an escort mission on the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, arrived Bulgaria on Sunday to make a five-day goodwill visit. It is the first visit of Chinese navy ship in Bulgaria ever.

Rear Admiral Xia Kewei (2nd L), political commissar of the 11th Chinese naval escort taskforce, shake hands with Kiril Yordanov (1st R), mayor of Varna, during their meeting at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on Aug. 6, 2012.

Bulgarian navy officers look at the helicopter on the deck of the frigate “Yantai” at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on Aug. 6, 2012.

Bulgarian navy officers look at the helicopter on the deck of the frigate “Yantai” at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on Aug. 6, 2012.

Bulgarian navy officers leave after they visited the frigate “Yantai” at Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on Aug. 6, 2012.