Almost 30 young naval officers from ASEAN countries gathered on March 28 in the central city of Nha Trang for an exchange to promote friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the regional countries’ naval forces.

Hosted by the Vietnam People’s Navy based on the initiative proposed at t he 5 th ASEAN Naval Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM-5) in Hanoi in July last year, the exchange also aims to share experience and professional knowledge in the naval field.

During the exchange, delegates participated in a get-together to introduce the activities of the naval force in each country.

They also had a chance to visit the Gerpard-3.9 naval ship of the High Command of Naval Zone 4 in Nha Trang bay and cluster in an evening exchange programme with officers and students of Vietnam Naval Academy in Nha Trang city.

The event provided the Vietnam People’s Navy with a venue to strengthen integration and raise its role and position in the region and the world, contributing to peaceful, stable and developed territorial waters.-VNA