Vessel JS Setoyuki of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force at Tien Sa port (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Two training vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) arrived at Tien Sa port on March 6, beginning a visit to the central city of Da Nang.

The ships, JS Setoyuki and JS Shimayuki, carry 390 officers and sailors led by Nakagama Yoshiyuki, Commander of the JMSDF’s Training Division 1.

During their stay in Da Nang, they are set to pay courtesy calls to the city’s leaders and the Military Region 5 High Command. They will also take part in a volleyball exchange with officers and soldiers of the Naval Region 3 High Command, and join Vietnamese naval soldiers in military music performances at the Trung Vuong Theatre.

The JMSDF vessels pay the visit amid the increasing enhancement of Vietnam-Japan relations, including defence ties. 

The trip, scheduled to last until March 9, is one of the activities realising the recent agreements between the two countries’ leaders so as to develop bilateral defence cooperation in a result-oriented manner.-VNA