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French navy warships arrive for joint exercise

French naval fleet arrived in Qingdao, a port city in east China's Shandong province, on March 12 for joint naval exercises with the North China Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy to be held on March 16.

The two-warship fleet with 322 crew members aboard includes anti-submarine-warfare destroyer Latouche-Treville and a light frigate Commandant Birot.
A woman navy crew from the French fleet is excited about the port call and joint exercise with the Chinese navy.

The warship-borne helicopter of the French fleet.

Commander of the PLA Navy North China Sea Fleet Zhang Zhannan meets with Latouche-Treville commander Alain Christienne on March 12. (Newsphoto)

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