Japanese Coast Guard Training Vessel Kojima (Source: laodong.vn)

Da Nang (VNA)
– Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the central city of Da Nang Ho Ky Minh on July 25 hosted a reception for crew members of Japanese Coast Guard Training Vessel Kojima which is on a four-day visit to Vietnam.

Minh said the visit has contributed to tightening the fruitful cooperation between the Vietnam Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart, aiming to ensure regional maritime security and safety.

The visit has also offered an opportunity for the two sides to share experience and enhance exchanges, cooperation and mutual understanding, he said.

Colonel Hironobu Tonozaki, captain of the Japanese vessel, said Da Nang is Kojima’s last stop, stressing that Japan has always paid attention to developing relations with Vietnam.

Through the trip, the vessel’s crew members wish to contribute to tightening the Vietnam-Japan relationship, he said.

On this occasion, the Japanese delegation visited the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command, the Da Nang Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre and the Coast Guard Zone 2.

This is the ship's fourth visit to the central city since 2013, with the latest in July 2018.

Vietnam and Japan are active members of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) and the Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM), and have closely co-operated to improve maritime law enforcement.

In March, two training ships from the Japan Coast Guard, the JS Setoyuki and JS Shimayuki, and 390 crew members also paid a friendly visit to the city.-VNA