Germany navy frigate pays first visit to Vietnam hinh anh 1Frigate FGS Bayern arrives at Nha Rong Wharf in HCM City on January 6 morning. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Frigate FGS Bayern with over 200 crew members of the German navy arrived at Nha Rong Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City on January 6 morning, starting its first-ever friendship visit to Vietnam.

During the four-day trip, Commander Tilo Kalski will make courtesy calls to the leaders of the HCM City People’s Committee and Naval Region 2 of Vietnam.

Germany navy frigate pays first visit to Vietnam hinh anh 2Crew members of frigate FGS Bayern are welcomed at Nha Rong Wharf on January 6 morning. (Photo: VNA)
Speaking after the ship welcome ceremony, German Ambassador to Vietnam Guido Hildner said the frigate’s visit demonstrates the two countries’ friendship and also emphasises the Indo-Pacific region’s increasing significance to international relations.

The voyage also expressed Germany’s wish to enhance cooperation with important partners and affirm the rules-based international order, especially the legal value of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an important legal document on seas and oceans.

FGS Bayern departed from Germany’s Wilhelm port for the Indo-Pacific region on August 2, 2021. Before Vietnam, it arrived at the Horn of Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Guam, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore. Sri Lanka and India are set to be its next destinations on the way back to Germany./.