The two vessels, accommodating over 700 crew-members, are commanded by Rear Admiral Hiroshi Egawa, Commander of the JMSDF Escort Flotilla 1.

At the welcoming ceremony for the two warships

During their four-day visit, the Japanese troops will pay courtesy calls on leaders of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee, Naval Region 4 Command, and the Vietnam Naval Academy; take part in various exchange activities with units under the Naval Region 4 Command; and admire some landscapes in the province.

Helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) at Cam Ranh International Port

The visit contributes to expanding the bilateral defense cooperation, trust, and mutual understanding between the two naval forces in particular and militaries in general.

Translated by Van Hieu