Chinese vessel arrives in Vietnam for bilateral drill

China's largest training vessel Qi Jiguang Tuesday arrived in Vietnam to take part in a three-day bilateral naval drill.

With 476 officers and personnel onboard, the vessel docked at coastal city Da Nang's Tien Sa Port, daily Vietnam Express International reported.

The visiting personnel will meet Da Nang People's Committee, as well as military commands during the visit.

Chinese community representatives in Vietnam will be invited to go on board for sightseeing.

Some 200 officers and sailors of the vessel will go sightseeing in Da Nang, aside from visiting Chinese businesses and organizations in Quang Nam province.

Vietnamese and Chinese naval forces are also set to take part in football matches.

The visit will end on Thursday with a joint drill.

Qi Jiguang is China's largest and most modern training vessel. It began operations in 2017, and its maximum speed is 40 kph (25mph). It is equipped with cannons and machine guns and is capable of carrying over 400 people.

Source: Anadolu Agency