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President Hu stresses development of navy


Source: | 04-26-2009 08:28

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

President Hu Jintao says the Navy should continue to modernize and enhance its ability to carry out important missions. Hu Jintao is also chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R Front) shakes hands with fighting hero Mai Xiande during his meeting with representatives of veterans, heroes and models of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing, capital of China, April 24, 2009, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R Front) shakes hands with
fighting hero Mai Xiande during his meeting with 
representatives of veterans, heroes and models of the
Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in
Beijing, capital of China, April 24, 2009, on the occasion
of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy.
(Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

He made the remarks when meeting with veteran officers and model sailors on Friday, a day after the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA's naval force.

Hu Jintao thanked the sailors for their contributions to the development of the navy. He said the Navy plays an important role in protecting China's sovereignty, national security and territorial integrity.

President Hu said the Navy has also made significant contributions to the country's reform and opening up and safeguarding world peace and development.

Hu Jintao and other leaders attended a gala show celebrating the progress of the Chinese Navy over the past six decades.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei