Viet Nam’s naval ships to join Russian Navy Day parade

Update: 22:23 | 25/07/2021
A detachment of Vietnamese naval vessels took part in a parade celebrating the Russian Navy Day in Vladivostok city on July 25.
Biên đội tàu 015-Trần Hưng Đạo lễ duyệt binh kỷ niệm Ngày Hải quân Liên bang Nga ngày 25/7.
Vessel 015-Tran Hung Dao attends the parade celebrating the Russian Navy Day in Vladivostok city on July 25. (Source: Defense news)

The detachment consists of Vessel 015-Tran Hung Dao and 016-Quang Trung from Brigade 162 of Viet Nam’s Naval Region 4, along with a delegation led by Deputy Commander of Naval Region 4 Col. Trinh Xuan Tung.

Admiral Sergei Avakyants, Commander of the Pacific Fleet of Russia, chaired the parade, which featured seven participating ships.

This is the second time the Vietnamese navy has sent vessels to join a Russian Navy Day parade.

The first time was in 2019, when 016-Quang Trung and a delegation from the Vietnamese navy took part in a parade also in Vladivostok. Admiral Sergei Avakyants then expressed his hope that the Vietnamese navy would send vessels to visit the Pacific Fleet annually.

The active and responsible participation by the naval vessels of Viet Nam in the parade helped affirm the Ministry of National Defence and the Viet Nam People’s Navy’s support for international events held by their Russian counterparts. It was also meant to acknowledge the Russian navy’s support for the activities organised by the Vietnamese navy in 2020, when Viet Nam held the ASEAN Chairmanship.

Other parades marking the Navy Day have also been held in other port cities of Russia on July 25.

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(Source: VNA)