During the welcoming ceremony, Rear Admiral Yang Po, Deputy Commander of the Southern Theater Command Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, expressed his delight at the visit of the Vietnam People’s Navy and its participation in the “Peace and Friendship 2023” exercise, believing that the exercise would contribute to further enhancing understanding and cooperation between the two countries’ militaries and navies.

The naval delegations of the two countries in a joint photo at Zhanjiang military port
Rear Admiral Yang Po receives Senior Colonel Nguyen Van Ngan

For his part, Senior Colonel Nguyen Van Ngan said that the success of the "Peace and Friendship 2023" exercise would contribute to consolidating and strengthening the existing good cooperative relationship between Vietnam-China militaries and navies in particular and among countries participating in the exercise in general.

During the long-day voyage to Zhanjiang, the Vietnamese naval troops on board the 016-Quang Trung have been on duty around the clock to detect and handle arising circumstances in a timely manner, ensuring maritime safety and smooth communication.

Troops on the 016-Quang Trung ready for saluting the port

After the exercise, the Vietnamese frigate and Vietnamese delegation will pay a friendly visit to Hong Kong (China).

Reported by Van Duyen from Zhanjiang, China

Translated by Quynh Oanh