Vietnam attends first ASEAN multilateral naval drill hinh anh 1Vietnam’s naval ship HQ 012-Ly Thai To (Illustrative photo: VNA)
Bangkok (VNA) – Vietnam’s naval ship HQ 012-Ly Thai To arrived in Chuk Samet port, Thailand, on November 13, to take part in the first ASEAN Multilateral Naval Exercise (AMNEX).

The naval ship will also attend an international fleet review (IRF) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The Vietnamese navy delegation, Led by Colonel Phan Tuan Hung, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Naval, is scheduled to join all AMNEX activities that run from November 14 to 29.

The AMNEX 2017 features a habour-phase exercise, an oil-spill response symposium, discussions on marine environment protection and arrest of ships carrying illegal chemicals, and sport exchanges.

Following the Standard Operating Procedures previously approved at the 9th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting in Myanmar, the exercise will sporadically occur on and around Sattahip Naval Base in the northern part of the Gulf of Thailand.-VNA