British destroyer to visit central Vietnam

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The British Royal Navy ship HMS Daring will pay a friendship visit to Da Nang City in central Vietnam from December 18 to 21, according to the city authorities.

The crew with 229 sailors and officers headed by Captain Engus Essenhigh will engage in non-military activities, including street music performances and visits to charity establishments in the city.

They will also take part in an onboard session among defense taskforces from the two countries and join the graduation ceremony of an English-language course on peacekeeping held by the British Council for six Vietnamese air force and marine police officers.

The graduation ceremony will be witnessed by officials from Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense and Antony Stokes, the British ambassador to Vietnam.

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