Algerian Army chief Gen. Said Chanegriha showed interest in purchasing special equipment from the Chinese Navy a few days after he expressed the desire of the Algerian Air Force to benefit from Beijing’s expertise in drone manufacturing.
During his official visit to China that started a week ago, Chanegriha toured the Naval Base in Shanghai, where he was briefed on its tasks and the vessels and naval equipment, the Algerian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
He also toured the frigate Chan Ju docked at the same base and was briefed on Chinese naval technology used in building warships.
On Friday, he visited the Chinese company (CSTC), a subsidiary of the group (CSSC), which specializes in the manufacturing of vessels, especially military warships.
Chanegriha arrived in Shanghai on Thursday where he held a meeting with Brigadier General Shu Shi Jin, Political Commissioner of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Shanghai. According to the Ministry statement, they discussed bilateral military cooperation between their armies.
Chanegriha visited the Beijing headquarters of CATIC AFIC Global, a company specialized in the manufacturing of aircraft and aeronautical equipment.
The Defense Ministry said he was shown a presentation on the company’s products, including aircraft designed for search and rescue and firefighting, as well as helicopters and reconnaissance planes.
Chanegriha and his accompanying delegation held extensive discussions with company officials, delving into potential areas of bilateral cooperation in military industries.
The Algerian General also visited ELINC, a subsidiary of the CEC group, focused on the production of technologies, electronic systems, and cyber defense.
Earlier last week, Chanegriha visited the 72nd Unit of the Chinese Air Forces and the Falcon Brigade headquarters of the Special Military Police, where he and his accompanying delegation followed a military series of demonstration and exercises that highlight the combat skills and readiness of the Chinese forces in the face of any type of potential threat.