Frigate 011 – Dinh Tien Hoang. Photo: Ngoc Hung
The delegation, with 137 officers and sailors on board, led by Naval Captain Le Hong Chien, Deputy Commander of the VPN Naval Region 4, will join the International Maritime Review; the Multinational Sea Exercise within the framework of the 6th Western Pacific Navy Symposium (WPNS-6); the Maritime Information Sharing Exercise 2017 (MARISX 2017); and the International Maritime Defense Exhibition Asia 2017 (IMDEX Asia 2017).
 Frigate 011 – Dinh Tien Hoang leaving Cam Ranh Military Port for Malaysia

The VPN’s ship’s participation in the activities in Singapore this time is to realize foreign policies on active international integration of the Party, State, the Central Military Commission, and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense. It also shows the VPN’s responsibility as a member of the ASEAN Naval Commander Meeting (ANCM) and the WPNS.

Especially, the visit is to show the VPN’s goodwill in promoting relations with the Republic of Singapore Navy, supporting activities hosted by the RSN, and strengthening relations with the ASEAN and regional navies.

This also provides opportunities for the VPN’s officers and sailors to share experiences and improve interoperation capacity with other navies.

Reported by Ngoc Hung