The delegations were aboard three ships of Naval Region 4, HQ 561, KN 490, and KN 491, which carried tens of tons of Tet gift packages sent by military units and people nationwide to soldiers and residents on the 33 islands of the archipelago. The gifts included Tet traditional foods anf fruits such as sticky rice, pork, chicken, dong leaves, green bananas, pomelos, kumquat trees, and flowers.
Ships HQ 561, KN 490 and KN 491 carry the sentiment of the people from the mainland to the soldiers and residents in Truong Sa.
Visiting the islands, the delegations paid tribute to fallen heroes, including those who sacrificed their lives in the Gac Ma (Johnson South) Reef battle, and gave Tet gifts to soldiers and local residents. During the visit, sports and cultural exchange events were held.
The visit was great support and encouragement for soldiers and residents on Truong Sa to overcome difficulties to fulfill the tasks of protecting the country’s sea and islands, as assigned by the Party and people.