The JS Kirisame and JS Asayuki destroyers dock at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang on April 16, 2015. Photo: Nguyen Tu
Two Japanese naval ships arrived and docked at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang on Thursday for a four-day friendship visit.
The JS Kirisame and JS Asayuki destroyers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) have more than 500 sailors and officers onboard.
The crew is led by Colonel Sugimoto Masaharu, Commander of the JMSDF’s frigate fleet No. 12.
During the visit, they are scheduled to meet with officials from the Da Nang People’s Committee, the High Command of the Military Zone 5, and the High Command of the Naval Region 3.
They will participate in sports activities with officers and soldiers of the Naval Region 3.
Vietnamese and Japanese naval officers at the welcome ceremony. Photo: Nguyen Tu
The two destroyers will stay in Vietnam in four days. Photo: Nguyen Tu