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Vessels of the Royal Australian Navy arrived in Vietnam (Source: Australian Embassy in Vietnam)

Khanh Hoa, Vietnam (VNA) – A group of Royal Australian Navy ships arrived at the international port of Cam Ranh, the city of the same name in the central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa, to initiate a series of bilateral cooperation activities.

It is the amphibious assault ship HMAS Canberra, the lead ship of the HMAS Anzac frigates and the fleet refueling ship HMAS Sirius, with more than 700 Navy officers. australiaon board.

This visit is part of the cooperation activities within the framework of the Australian operation “Indo Pacific Endeavor 21” (IPE21), which focuses on humanitarian assistance and support in natural disasters, maritime security and the exchange of young officers, with in order to intensify mutual understanding as well as operational capacity among forces in the region.

After the welcoming ceremony held the day before, Commodore Mal Wise, Commander of IPE21, and Colonel Ho Thanh Hoa and other representatives of the Naval Region 4 Command held the online salute.

Vietnam’s reception of the IPE21 force in the complicated context of the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to the deep relationship between the two nations in the field of defense.

Defense cooperation is an important pillar in the strategic partnership relations between the two countries, which has been promoted through official and high-level visits, military training, postgraduate training, maritime security and the fight against terrorism.