Two vessels belonging to the Vietnam People’s Navy returned to the central province of Khanh Hoa on June 30, following the end of a successful joint patrol with Chinese naval forces.

During the patrol, now in its fifteenth, Vietnam’s HQ11 and HQ12 joined Chinese naval ships to train in the use of light and radio signals, as well as undertaking search and rescue drills at sea.

In addition, the Vietnamese ships paid a courtesy visit to the authorities of Zhan Jiang, a city in the Chinese southern coastal province of Guangdong, and the High Command of the Nanhai Fleet.

The Vietnamese seamen shared their experiences of patrols at sea and took part in sports and cultural activities with the fleet’s units.

The joint patrol, which started on June 22, helped strengthen the friendly relationship and the mutual understanding and trust between the neighbours’ two armies and navies.

It is expected to contribute to the maintaining of order and security in the Tonkin Gulf and Vietnam’s waters, which will in turn create a friendly atmosphere and reduce risks of clashes at sea.-VNA