Wednesday, 14 December 2011

China to consider Seychelles port offer, denies naval base plan



China said it is considering an offer by the Seychelles to use its ports for resupplying and refueling naval vessels


The Chinese Defense Ministry said, however, that its presence in the Seychelles would not rise to the level of a "naval base" and would be used mostly to support Chinese vessels guarding against Somalia pirates.
 China said it is considering an offer by the Seychelles to use its ports for resupplying and refueling naval vessels
 Resupplying at a port close to operations is a common practice of all navies around the world," the Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. "Since the beginning of its safeguarding mission in 2008, the Chinese navy has resupplied at ports in Djibouti, Oman and Yemen.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/seychelles-china-port-naval-base.html

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