According to the French Embassy in Vietnam, the trip exemplifies military cooperation between France and Vietnam in support of international law and freedom of navigation.
French Navy frigate Prairial
During their stay in Vietnam, the French guests will visit Vietnamese naval ships. The two sides will participate in exchange activities, such as meetings on experience exchange and volleyball competition.
A French crew medical team will come to Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy and meet Vietnamese doctors.
Representatives from Haiphong authorities and the Haiphong High Command of Region 1 of the Vietnam People’s Navy are scheduled to receive Rear Admiral Francois Maignan, Commander of the ship.
Prairial previously docked at Cam Ranh Port in the southern central province of Khanh Hoa in March 2021.
Nicolas Warnery, French Ambassador to Vietnam, said that a French naval ship visits Vietnam annually. This year, the tour to Haiphong marks the 50th anniversary of Franco-Vietnamese diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the bilateral strategic relationship.