Chinese and Thai Marines ended the bilateral Exercise Blue Strike at Royal Thai Navy Tactical Training Center Ban Chan Krem, Chantaburi, Thailand on Jun. 7.
Wang Hai, head of the Chinese delegation and deputy commander of the Chinese Navy, and Naris Prathumsuwan, head of the Thai delegation and Royal Thai Navy Fleet Commander, attended and addressed the closing ceremony.
Wang Hai pointed out that the joint training is the third joint training activity between the Marine Corps of the two countries and this time, they have achieved greater progress. The two sides completed the training content very well, demonstrated their high combat spirit and excellent military qualities and showcased fruitful results of this joint training.
He said the joint training has promoted pragmatic exchanges and cooperation between the two navies and elevated the friendly relations between the two navies to a new height.
Prathumsuwan expressed his heartfelt thanks for efficient command of commanding officers and hard training of officers and soldiers of the two sides. He said that different units of the two sides worked together and achieved great success.
The joint training is not only a bilateral exchange of experience and skills, it also further promoted the friendly relations between the two navies and the two peoples, Prathumsuwan added.
Elites from both countries have formed a command team which is responsible for planning, organization, implementation, coordination and support works for the drill. They have completed tasks including coordinative communication, ship maneuver, mixed training of 15 subjects and communication and discussion of 4 subjects.