The German frigate “Bayern” set off on its Indo-Pacific mission from Wilhelmshaven on Monday. German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) called the voyage a “sign of stability, prosperity and a rules-based, multilateral order,” on Twitter. “It’s good to talk about our values, it’s even better to take action for them.” Shortly after, the warship then departed from the naval base in Wilhelmshaven with 243 soldiers on board.
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