China recently delivered the remaining two frigates Pakistan ordered in 2018, wrapping up the deal and taking another step toward the friendly ties these two nations have maintained since the 1950s.

In an exclusive report by Global Times, the Pakistan Navy marked the handover of the two Type 054A frigates in a commissioning ceremony held at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai last Wednesday.

Pakistan Navy Chief Amjad Khan Niazi, who had earlier visited China, graced the ceremony and boarded the vessels afterward.