The first visit by a US aircraft carrier in four decades is “not of military focus”, but will see “cultural exchanges” between local experts and US sailors, said a US navy spokesman.
File Photo: The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Courtesy US Navy, via REUTERS)
DANANG, Vietnam: As the USS Carl Vinson docks at Danang port today (Mar 5) – the first time a United States navy aircraft carrier is visiting Vietnam in 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War – it will mark a further step in closer cooperation between the two nations, said a navy spokesperson.
Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins stressed that the historic port call was strictly “routine” in its objectives, and an opportunity for both nations to “learn from one another”. Continue reading “USS Carl Vinson makes historic visit to Vietnam in ‘routine’ port call”