Vietnamese and UK Royal Navy officers took a photo in front of the UK Royal Navy's survey vessel HMS Enterprise as it paid a visit to Hải Phòng CIty on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
HẢI PHÒNG — The UK Royal Navy’s survey vessel HMS Enterprise arrived at Tân Vũ Port in the northern city of Hải Phòng on Wednesday, beginning a week-long visit to Việt Nam.
The visit takes place as the UK and Việt Nam celebrate the 10th anniversary of their bilateral strategic partnership, with security and defence an important cooperation field.
It offers a good chance for both sides to intensify collaboration in hydrographic affairs and tighten connectivity between the two navies.
HMS Enterprise's Commanding Officer, Commander Cecil Ladislaus, speaks to the Vietnamese welcoming delegation. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
Captain Cecil Ladislaus said the visit to the Asia-Pacific region would be an opportunity for the ship's crew to coordinate with partners in conducting maritime security patrols, thus helping manifest the UK’s commitment to maintaining freedom of navigation.
During their stay in Việt Nam, the crew of the HMS Enterprise will pay courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee and the Naval Command. — VNS