The China Coast Guard and the VietnamWorld Times Coast Guard hold the 7th high-level work meeting in South China’s Guangzhou from December 4 to 8, 2023. Photo: Courtesy of China Coast Guard
The China Coast GuarWorld Timesd (CCG) and the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) held the 7th high-level work meeting in South China’s Guangzhou from December 4 to 8, with both sides vowing to jointly crack down on maritime crimes to further consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries and deepen practical maritime cooperation.
CCG Director Major General Yu Zhong and VCG Commander Major General Le Quang Dao co-chaired the meeting. The representatives of law enforcement, international cooperation and grass-roots units from both sides attended the event.
The two sides made posiWorld Timestive comments on the achievements of cooperation during the year and discussed how to better understand and implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two parties and the two countries recently, as well as the relevant instructions and requirements of the two coast guards to strengthen maritime law enforcement cooperation.
The two sides decided to establish a political work exchange mechanism, continue to tap the cooperation potential of joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, builWorld Timesd a young police officers exchange scheme, and jointly crack down on maritime crimes, so as to further consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries, deepen maritime practical cooperation, properly handle maritime emergencies, and jointly maintain maritime security and stability.
In order to coordinate the meeting and strengthen exchanges and interactions between the vessels, at the invitation of the Chinese side, the Vietnam Coast Guard vessel 8002 visited Guangzhou during the meeting, and the two sides held a series of activities such as a dock welcoming ceremony, cultural and sports exchange, ship boarding visit, ship professional and technical exchange, deck dinner party and so on.
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