French naval ship Tonnerre called at Cam Ranh Port in Khanh Hoa Province on Monday for a four-day visit.
The Mistral-class landing helicopter dock, one of the biggest ships of the French Navy, is hosting 200 cadets of the French navy and foreign navies on board.
Among other things, the ship is expected to participate in an exercise with the Vietnamese Navy, practicing drills for unplanned encounters.
Since Cam Ranh Port officially opened to foreign vessels on March 8, this is the third visit by warships from other countries following Singapore’s RSS Endurance, which came on March 17, and two Japanese destroyers, on April 12.
The French Defense Minister is scheduled to visit Vietnam in June, and the French President in the fall, the French embassy said.
French naval ship Tonnerre docks at Cam Ranh Port on May 2, 2016. Photo: Nguyen Chung