Vietnam Ambassador His Excellency Hoang Huy Chung paid courtesy call to the Chief of the Navy Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo J. Bacordo today, July 9 at the Philippine Navy (PN) headquarters.
H.E. Chung had held various high-ranking positions in Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before being appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Republic of the Philippines on March 2020.
Highlights of the discussion involved during the said call are the future engagements of the PN and the Vietnam Peoples Armed Forces particularly the Vietnam Peoples Navy which include the latter’s participation in the upcoming PN hosted Western Pacific Naval Symposium and other international naval engagements wherein both navies will also partake.
The Viet Nam Ambassador also expressed the willingness of Vietnam to strengthen its coordination with the Philippines, particularly in the areas of maritime security concerns and to enhance both countries naval cooperation.
This courtesy call is yet another manifestation of the PN’s unfaltering commitment in promoting stability protection and cooperation in the region the Philippine Navy is firmly dedicated to continuing and further enhancing its commitment to strengthen ties and friendship with other regional navies. NAVY.MIL.PH