At the event in Hanoi

At the event, the two sides reviewed the outcomes of cooperation activities of the two navies from August 2019 to December 2021 and rolled out cooperation contents for the coming period. They also recalled the results of the coordination between relevant units of the two countries in holding joint patrols as well as their cooperation activities, including exchange of visits and cooperation in such areas as logistics, technology, and training.

According to the report delivered at the event, from August 2019 to December 2021, the two navies have successfully conducted nine joint patrols. In particular, the two naval forces have made thorough preparation of the joint-patrol plan and successfully carried out contents, including hand flag and lamp signal training and saluting. They have also exercised contents of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) and cooperated with each other to conduct search and rescue missions and prevent violations at sea.

Senior Captain Tran Duc Canh affirmed that the outcomes in realizing the coordination regulations in conducting joint patrols and setting up a contact channel have contributed to developing the fine relationship between the two countries, two militaries, and two navies and maintaining security, order, peace, and stability in their waters.

The two sides signing the minutes of the meeting

At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed on cooperation contents in the coming time and signed the minutes of the 15th meeting on joint patrols.

Translated by Tran Hoai