This is the first New Zealand naval ship to visit Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 on the occasion of the two countries 43rd anniversary of the Vietnam-New Zealand diplomatic ties.

The ship carried on board 178 members.

During their stay, the ship’s officers and crew members will pay respect to President Ho Chi Minh’s monument, make courtesy visit to the municipal leaders, participate in a friendly volley ball match and visit a number of places in the city.-VNA