Tanker Pechenga arrives in Cam Ranh International Port (Source: soha.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A Russian Pacific Fleet detachment comprising destroyers Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vingradov and tanker Pechenga arrived in Cam Ranh International Port of south central Khanh Hoa province on June 3, starting a four-day visit to Vietnam.

A welcome ceremony was held at the port for the three ships with 819 crewmembers on board, including 76 officers and 680 sailors.

The visit is one of activities to realise agreements reached by the two defence ministries’ leaders, thus contributing to intensifying the Vietnam-Russia traditional friendship and boosting bilateral defence cooperation, including collaboration between the two navies.

During the visit, the Russian officers are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to leaders of the provincial People’s Committee and the Naval Region 4 High Command, lay wreaths at a monument to soldiers of the former Soviet Union, Russia and Vietnam who sacrificed for peace and stability in the region.

Russian sailors and other crewmembers also participate in sports event with soldiers of the Naval Region 4 High Command.-VNA