The ships were received by a large group of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy officers, officials of the Pakistan Embassy as well as general public including local school children and media personnel.
The reception team of PLA Navy was headed by Rear Admiral Sun, Deputy Commander North Sea Fleet. Chief of Staff of Pakistan Navy, Vice Admiral Asif Sandila was also present on the occasion.
Later, Pakistan Navy delegation also met North Sea Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Tian Zhong and Mayor of Qingdao, Xia Geng. The delegation also visited PLA Navy ships, submaries and training units.
Qingdao, the capital of Shandong province, is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre of eastern China.