Chinese vessels sail into Haifa
August 14, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
HAIFA – Vessels from the Chinese fleet anchored at the Haifa port in northern Israel Monday. The vessels and Chinese crewmen arrived in Israel to visit the Israeli Navy and were welcomed by Haifa base commander, Brig. Gen. Eli Sharvit.
The vessels from the Chinese fleet, led by deputy commander of the northern Chinese fleet Rear Admiral Yang Jun-fei, anchored in Israel to honour 20 years of cooperation between the IDF and the Chinese Army.
During their stay in Israel they will visit the IDF Naval Officers’ Academy, lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem memorial site in memory of Holocaust victims, and visit different Israeli tourist attractions.
About three months ago, the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz travelled to China and worked to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries.