Pacific Partnership 2017 concludes in VN
09:08 | 30/05/2017

VGP - Pacific Partnership 2017 departed from the central city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province on May 29 after 10 days of  undertaking disaster response training, medical and engineering subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements, and community relations events.

This year marks the fourth consecutive year and the eighth time the mission has visited Viet Nam in the past 11 years. 

Vietnamese and PP17 personnel conducted training and subject matter expert exchanges for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) workshop, focusing on disaster preparedness, coastal medicine and search and rescue.

“It's a chance for us to connect with the people of Viet Nam without the need for a common spoken language,” said Lt. Brian Chaplow, the Seventh Fleet Band Director, adding that “The audience we had at the performances was very involved and engaged, and very interested in meeting us. This is the most rewarding part of our job –interacting with the people of Nha Trang.”

U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Ted Osius commented, “During Pacific Partnership 17, men and women in uniform from partner countries worked side-by-side with local professionals to improve humanitarian assistance and disaster response capacity, enhance regional partnerships and increase multilateral cooperation with the people of Viet Nam. These activities in Da Nang and Nha Trang are concrete examples of the depth of our comprehensive partnership.”

By Thuy Dung



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