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WEEK IN REVIEW: Three Chinese Warships Head to Gulf of Aden For Anti-Piracy Mission

One of the three Chinese warships that departed from port in Guangdong to take part in multinational anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Image via Xinhua.

Three Chinese warships left Guangdong on Saturday and are now making their way to the Gulf of Aden to take part in anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. However, the key question is how long they’ll stay. After 14 years, the Somali government now appears to have had enough of foreign warships in its waters and informed the UN last month that it would like the joint task force to disband at the end of February. Mogadishu contends“piracy no longer poses a significant threat to regional peace and security.” (XINHUA)

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Sinovac will build Africa’s largest vaccine cold storage facility in Egypt. Ambassador Liao Liqiang and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar led a signing ceremony in Cairo on Tuesday for the new vaccine storehouse. Separately, Ambassador Liao also announced that China would donate an additional 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt. (@AMBLIAOLIQIANG)

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