Qingdao, China April 25: The presence of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ship KD Lekiu in Qingdao Port for the public to review saw 2,450 visitors on board from 8.30am until 4pm.
RMN in its statement said, apart from being opened to the public, other activities held on KD Lekiu include sport events, professional exchange session and reception.
“The events took place concurrently on 18 ships that participated in the naval ships parade in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Liberation.Army Navy (PLA-N).
“Sharing of information and exchange of opinion like the professional exchange that was held in Qingdao would enable the “Navy People” to interact and follow the latest development in defence technology,” said the statement.
According to RMN, this programme is one of its initiatives in elevating the level of defence diplomacy apart from creating opportunity to foster friendship with the international navy.
Among the countries that participated in the historical event were Russia, Bangladesh, India, Australia, Malaysia besides Brunei, Myanmar, Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. –Malaysia World News