|The Korean Navy’s Munmu the Great, with 302 crew members, received a warm welcome at Đà Nẵng’s Tiên Sa Port. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Korean Navy ship Munmu the Great with 302 crew members onboard began a three-day visit to the central city of Đà Nẵng on Tuesday aimed at promoting relations between the two navies.
The Korean ship, under the command of Commodore of the Escort Task Group Captain Lin-woo Doh, will meet with the Vietnamese Navy Zone 3 as well as visiting destinations in Đà Nẵng.
The ship will conduct a joint exercise on sea rescue, maritime security and navigation with a Vietnamese navy force during the visit.
The ship will leave on Friday.
Last year, two Korean navy ships also paid friendly visits to the city to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Việt Nam and the Republic of Korea.
Việt Nam and Korea are active members of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia and the Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting, and have closely co-operated to improve the capacity of maritime law enforcement.
According to the city’s tourism department, there are 12 flights from South Korea to Đà Nẵng every week, carrying an average of 1,500 passengers.
Tourists from South Korea accounted for the second largest segment of foreign tourist arrivals in Đà Nẵng at 1 million last year. — VNS