French Navy frigate Vendemiaire and her 98 crewmembers began a five-day friendship visit to the central city of Da Nang April 11, promoting exchange activities and training programs.

The ship, led by lieutenant colonel Sebastien Drouelle, captain and the commander, will pay a visit to the city’s people’s committee, Military Zone 5, before hosting on board teams from Vietnamese Navy Zone 3, Coast Guard Zone 2, colleges and school students, businesses and French expats living in Viet Nam.

French crew members will play a friendly volleyball match with Navy Zone 3 team and join tour programs in Da Nang, Hoi An and Thua Thien-Hue during the five-day visit.

French Navy frigate and Vietnamese Navy Zone 3 will have a discussion on fire extinguishing and prevention activities on board.

Vietnamese Coast Guard Zone 2 will also take part in a joint-training programme at sea with the French ship.

In 2015, the French navy ship also paid a six-day visit to Da Nang.

The Institute of France already opened offices in Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province.