The USS George Washington aircraft carrier on August 13 arrived in international waters bordering Vietnam’s waters to the north during its visit to several Asia - Pacific countries.

On the occasion, the US Embassy in Vietnam invited representatives from a number of Vietnamese agencies to visit the vessel.

Captain David Lausman said that since June 4, the carrier has conducted a lot of activities in waters of Japan, Canada, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand, contributing to promoting relations between the US and the Asia-Pacific countries, especially in naval cooperation.

USS George Washington aircraft carrier is equipped with modern facilities to serve humanitarian and healthcare activities, one of its advantages in offering support to regional countries to overcome the consequences of earthquakes and tsunami.

In 2009 and 2010, the USS John Stennis and USS George Washington aircraft carriers also sailed through international waters near Vietnam’s waters and the US side invited Vietnamese agencies to visit the ships on the occasion./.