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Chinese navy to actively maintain peace and stability of Indian Ocean

(China Military Online)

13:39, December 15, 2012

The peace and stability of the Indian Ocean bear upon that of the world. The freedom and safety of the navigation in the Indian Ocean play a very important role in the recovery and development of global economy and the Chinese navy will actively maintain the peace and stability of the Indian Ocean, Vice Admiral Su Zhiqian, commander of the East China Sea Fleet under the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), stated in Galle, a coastal city in the south of Sri Lanka, on December 13, 2012.

Su Zhiqian made the above remarks at the “Galle Dialogue 2012” conference inaugurated on the very day. Naval delegations from 28 countries including Sri Lanka, India, China, Japan, Australia, the U.S., UK and France attended the conference to discuss how to ensure the freedom and safety of