'Vietnam Coast Guard and Friends' Exchange to be Held for The First Time

The first “Vietnam Coast Guard and friends” exchange will take place in December with the participation of National Committee for Maritime Security of Cambodia, Coast Guard Department of China, Indonesian Maritime Security Agency, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, the Coast Guard of the Philippines, and Thailand Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Center.
December 02, 2022 | 14:00

The first “Vietnam Coast Guard and friends” exchange program will take place this December, seeing the participation of six delegations of law enforcement forces of six countries, VNA & VOV reported.

'Vietnam Coast Guard and Friends' Exchange to be Held for The First Time
At the event. Photo: VNA

The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) will hold a friendship exchange in Hanoi from December 8-11 with the participation of 500.

Introducing the program at a December 1 press conference, Major General Tran Van Xuan, Deputy Political Commissar of the force, said the event aims to enhance mutual understanding, build on trust, and create high consensus in cooperation between the VCG and other law enforcement forces at sea of countries in the region, especially neighboring countries and those with bordering seas.

Participating foreign forces consist of those from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

The exchange program will include foreign missions' courtesy calls on the Vietnamese Defense Minister, bilateral meetings between the Vietnamese Coast Guard and delegations and between participants, a banquet hosted by the Vietnam Coast Guard Command, and a seminar under the theme "Vietnam Coast Guard and friends" as well as a trip to Hanoi’s historical and cultural destinations.

Participating coast guard forces will attend the Vietnam International Defense Exhibition and tour the capital city of Vietnam.

'Vietnam Coast Guard and Friends' Exchange to be Held for The First Time
The exchange is set to feature courtesy calls, bilateral meetings, a conference, a defence exhibition, and a trip to Hanoi’s historical and cultural destinations. Photo: Vietnam Coast Guard

The exchange program will enhance mutual understanding and trust and create a high consensus in coordination in performing tasks between the Vietnam Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement forces of other countries in the region, especially neighboring countries and those with adjacent waters, with the goal of building security and safety and clean environment at sea.

The event will also be a foundation for the Vietnam coast guard force to implement external and international cooperation activities in the coming years.

The VCG has so far signed cooperation pacts with equivalent law enforcement agencies of nine countries – China, the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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