Vietnam to join ASEAN-US maritime exercise set for September in Thailand: Spokesperson

Update: 09:44 | 23/08/2019
Vietnam will join the first maritime drill between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the United States in Thailand from September 2-6, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: Nguyen Hong)

Hang announced the news at the Foreign Ministry’s press briefing in Ha Noi on Thursday.

The event had been reached by defense ministers of the ASEAN member countries and the US in 2018, Hang added.

The five-day ASEAN-US maritime exercise, involving at least eight ships along with aircraft, will begin at Sattahip naval base in Chonburi province, according to a post on Thailand-based Bangkok Post.

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