|Crew members of two ships from the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and MV Asterix, receive a warmly welcome at a ceremony at Đà Nẵng city’s Tiên Sa Port. — VNS Photos Công Thành|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Two ships from the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and MV Asterix, and crew members arrived at Đà Nẵng’s Tiên Sa Port on Wednesday to begin a five-day visit to the city.
During their stay, the delegation led by Commanding Officer of the HMCS Calgary Blair Saltel will pay courtesy calls to the municipal People’s Committee, the High Command of Naval Region 3, as well as visit famous destinations of the city.
They will join exchange activities with children with disabilities, Agent Orange/dioxin (AO) victims in the city and students of Phan Châu Trinh High School.
|Her Majesty’s HMCS Calgary docks at a pier at Đà Nẵng’s Tiên Sa Port to begin a five-day visit from Wednesday to Sunday.|
Commander Saltel said: “The crew of HMCS Calgary looks forward to the visit to Việt Nam. Widely known for its hospitality and a valued Canadian partner in Southeast Asia, Việt Nam represents an opportunity for Calgary to work with the local community and demonstrate our commitment to being a valued partner."
He said the highlight of the visit would be a joint maritime activity with the Vietnam People’s Navy "to extend and improve our network of defence partnerships in the region”.
The visit also aims to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic tie between Việt Nam and Canada.
During the port of call yesterday, the ship hosted the national flag of Việt Nam with a black ribbon to pay tribute to late President Trần Đại Quang during the days of national mourning (September 26-27). — VNS