|Naval ship HQ 012-Ly Thai To (Source: tienphong.vn)
Immediately after anchoring in Porto Malai area, the Vietnamese delegation, led by Colonel Nguyen Cong Son, Deputy Political Commissar of the Naval Region 4, urgently prepared contents for their activities in the framework of LIMA 2019.
In the same day’s afternoon, they listened to contents related to the coordination of maritime activities at the Maritime Coordination Centre (MCC) in c.
The delegation are planned to attend the opening ceremony of LIMA 2019 on March 26 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) and the rehearsal of ship parade in Porto Malai area.
LIMA 2019 has attracted 40 naval ships from ASEAN member nations and other countries, including a submarine of Malaysia.
The LIMA is the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region. Held biennially since its debut in 1991, LIMA introduces applications and technologies in military and civil affairs and trade within the maritime and aerospace industries.
The 14th edition of the event in 2017 lured 555 exhibitors of 36 countries and territories, including Russia, France, Australia, the UK and the US.
After attending LIMA 2019, the Vietnamese ship will visit Tanintharyi port in Mergui province of Myanmar during which they are scheduled to meet with the local authorities, the Tanintharyi Region High Command and the Myanmar Navy. They will join a sport exchange programme with naval soldiers of the Taninyharyi Region High Command.
During the visit, the HQ 012-Ly Thai To will carry out its duties of long distance sea voyage training, sea patrol and revisions to arms and equipment to improve command and combat readiness.