By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The South Korean Navy Cruise Training Task Group commanded by Rear Admiral Choi Yang Sun arrived in HCMC on Tuesday for a visit.
The group comprises of a Korean-designed Stealth Destroyer ROKS Kang Gamchan with a 4,400-ton displacement and a Fast Combat Support Ship ROKS Chunji (4,200 tons) along with 620 crew members.
Under the 95-day training program, the two naval ships are scheduled to make port calls in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Italy, France, Greece, India, Malaysia and Japan.
This year, HCMC is the first destination of the ROK Navy Cruise Training Task Group for three days starting from Tuesday. This is their sixth visit to Vietnam since 1999.
The training aims to provide practical and systematic onboard education for the midshipmen whilst widening their international perspective, building friendships with other nations and representing the spirit and pride of Korean people abroad.
The group will take part in diplomatic and sporting activities in the city. The ships are open to local visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The group will depart at 10 a.m. on Thursday for Colombo, Sri Lanka.