The two sides sharing experiences
Two Vietnamese ships numbered 8003 and 8004, under Flotilla 101 of the Coast Guard Region 1 Command, led by Senior Colonel Tran Van Tho, Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Region 1, and two Chinese ships numbered 3301 and 3304, headed by Liu Tianrong, Deputy Chief of the Nanhai Division of the Chinese Coast Guard, joined the patrol.

The joint patrol aimed to affirm the agreement on fishery cooperation in the Gulf of Tonkin, signed in 2000 by the two countries. It has also contributed to strengthening solidarity and friendship between the two countries, and enhancing effective cooperation in implementing the agreement on joint inspection regulations with China.

On this occasion, the two sides also shared experiences in fishing vessel management, search and rescue missions at sea, marine environmental protection, and maritime safety; disseminated laws and other regulations at sea to fishermen.

Translated by Hong Thanh