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Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks off in Khanh Hoa

Released at: 16:35, 18/05/2018

Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks off in Khanh Hoa

Photo: The US Embassy

Ninth gathering in Vietnam the second in a row at Khanh Hoa.

by My Van

The Pacific Partnership Program 2018 (PP18) kicked off in south-central Khanh Hoa province on May 17, with the participation of the US Navy’s logistic ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force JDS Osumi. PP18 also includes the UK, Canada, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru, and some local, regional and international organizations such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Project Hope.

This is the ninth time the Pacific Partnership (PP) has been held in Vietnam and the second consecutive time in Khanh Hoa.

The province has coordinated with ministries, sectors, and the US and Japan to hold events over 15 days promoting cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) and advancing the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership and the friendship and cooperation with participating countries.

During their stay in Vietnam, PP18 leaders from the US and Japan will pay courtesy calls on the Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee, coordinate with local agencies to conduct humanitarian activities such as medical examinations and treatment, exchange medical expertise, renovate and repair schools and clinics, and partner in community engagements.

PP18 will continue through June 2.

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