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MURMANSK, April 1. /TASS. A detachment of the Northern Fleets’ ships - The Severomorsk large anti-submarine warfare destroyer, the Altai rescue towing vessel and the Dubna medium-sized sea tanker - made a business call at Luanda, the capital of the Republic of Angola, the Fleet’s press service said on Saturday.
"The program includes a few protocol events with representatives of the Russian embassy in Angola, as well as meeting of the Russian detachment’s command with high-ranking officials of the Angolan Navy and of the Luanda port," the press service said.
The Severomorsk will host visitors: command of the Angolan Navy, military students as well as the locals and representatives of the Russian embassy. The crew will take a sightseeing tour of Luanda and will play mini-football against the Angolan team.
The business call will continue to Monday. Angola is the sixth African country the detachment had visited during the voyage. Earlier, it called at the Seychelles, Tanzania, Mozambique, the South African Republic and Namibia.
The Severomorsk and support ships have been on a voyage since 15 October 2016. For three months, the crew provided combat stability of the task force led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during their voyage across the Mediterranean Sea and during the military operation off to Syria’s coast between November 2016 and January 2017.
The anti-submarine destroyer has been accomplishing combat tasks in the Indian Ocean since mid-January. On February 9-15, the Severomorsk took part in international naval drills in the Arabian Sea and at Pakistan’s naval base. Since March 21, the Russian sailors continue performing tasks in the Atlantic Ocean’s waters already.