The British Royal Navy ship HMS Daring on December 18 arrived at Tien Saport in the central city of Da Nang , starting its four-day visit toVietnam.
British Royal Navy ship HMS Daring
As part of activities to mark the 40thanniversary of the Vietnam-UK diplomatic relations, the visit is ademonstration of the strength of bilateral cooperative ties, especiallyin national defence.
British Ambassador to Vietnam AntonyStokes highlighted the visit, saying that it brings together allelements of bilateral broad and deep relationship, including enhancedmutual prosperity, stronger defence and security engagement.
“I hope it helps us to build on these themes and to strengthen our relationship in the years to come,” he added.
The crew is scheduled to join in the annual bilateral Defence WorkingGroup meeting which will focus on exploring areas for greater UK andVietnamese cooperation, studying areas where UK businesses can beinvolved in, exchanging views on strategic regional issues, andstrengthening their work together through extensive training exchanges.
Sailors and officers will also engage in a range of activitiessuch as a volleyball game against the Vietnamese Navy, visits toorphanages, and a music performance staged by the Royal Marines Band.
They are also expected to join in a closing ceremony of anEnglish-language course on peacekeeping held by the British Council forsix Vietnamese air forces and marine police officers.
The visit will run until December 21.