Her visit was on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries (1973-2023).

Naval Captain Le Nam Son presenting flowers to Commander Michael Proudman, HMS Spey’s Commanding Officer

At the same time, the visit will help deepen the close relationship between the two militaries in particular and the two countries in general.

On February 7, a solemn ceremony was held at the port to welcome the ship and her crew-members. Naval Captain Le Nam Son, Second-in-command of Brigade 125 of the Naval Region 2 Command and U.K. Ambassador to Vietnam Iain Frew attended the event.

Commander Michael Proudman shaking hands with Vietnamese delegates at the welcome ceremony

During their stay, the British crew-members will pay a courtesy visit on leaders of the municipal People's Committee, Military Region 7 Command, and Naval Region 2 Command.

The two sides’ delegates in a group photo

They will also participate in sports and cultural exchanges with officers and soldiers of the Naval Region 2 Command.

Translated by Minh Anh