Three Japanese c oastal defence ships with a total crew of 750 people aboard docked at Da Nang Port on October 19, beginning their friendship visit to the central city.

An official welcome ceremony for the naval delegation, led by Admiral Fuiyuki Kitagawa, was held in Tien Sa port in the presence of representatives from the Defence Ministry, the Vietnam People’s Naval Armed Service, the Naval High Command of Zone 3, and the municipal People’s Committee, among others.

Japanese attendees included Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada, Colonel Manabu Ozawa, Japanese military attaché, and representatives of the Japanese Business Association in Da Nang.

During the three-day stay in the city (October 19–21), the ship captains will pay courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee, the Military Zone 5’s High Command, and the Navy Zone 3’s High Command.

Officers and crewmembers will join in cultural and sports exchange activities and tour places of interest in Da Nang and its surrounding areas.-VNA