Vietnam Coast Guard Embarking on Joint Maritime Exercise with Japan

Colonel Le Thanh Hai, Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Region 1, will be presiding over Vietnamese Coast Guard Ship 8004 (CSB 8004) during its visit to Kobe city (Japan) on September 24.

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The trip aims to strengthen the friendly relationship, mutual understanding, and trust between the Vietnam Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard, contributing to strengthening exchange, cooperation, and development between the two forces.

Vietnamese Coast Guard Ship Departs for Japan
The members of the Vietnamese Coast Guard Ship 8004 (CSB 8004) and Major General Tran Van Tho – Commander of Coast Guard Region 1 (fifth one from left) at the farewell ceremony on September 24 before leaving for their Japan visit.

Colonel Le Thanh Hai will lead his team to Kobe city (Japan) to carry out a number of activities here such as meeting local authorities and leaders of the Japan Coast Guard, exchanging and sharing operational experiences with Region 5 and with the Japan Coast Guard; coordinating search and rescue and fire and explosion prevention training. The Vietnamese team will also visit cultural sites in Kobe city and organize a formal dinner for the two forces.

At the farewell ceremony, Major General Tran Van Tho, Commander of Coast Guard Region 1, emphasized that this is an important political task to commemorate the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations (September 21, 1973 – September 21, 2023). It is also to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Traditional Day of the Vietnam Coast Guard and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Coast Guard Region 1.

The business trip also aims to improve the level of command organization and ability to master weapons and equipment in long-term operating conditions at sea. Lessons from this trip will be used to better organize and participate in foreign defense activities. Additionally, the success of the business trip will contribute to affirming the growth, role, and position of the Vietnam Coast Guard in the region and the world.

Fanasy Nguyen Le