Two Chinese missile frigates of the 25th Chinese escort naval fleet docked at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, on May 12, 2017. (Xinhua/Eric Laperozy)
TAMATAVE, Madagascar, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The 25th Chinese escort naval fleet, which has just finished its four-month mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, has arrived in Madagascar for a 5-day visit.
The fleet, comprised of two frigates and a supply ship, arrived at the port of Tamatave on Friday.
The Chinese community led by Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Yang Xiaorong welcomed the fleet at the port of Tamatave, 360 km north of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo.
Since December 2008, authorized by the United Nations, the Chinese navy has been sending taskforces to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters for escort missions.