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U.S. aircraft carrier set to visit Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The USS Ronald Reagan, the ninth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is scheduled to arrive in the central beach city of Danang this Sunday for a six-day friendship visit to Vietnam, announced the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pham Thu Hang, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a regular news conference of the ministry on the afternoon of June 22 that the USS Ronald Reagan would be visiting Danang from June 25 to 30. The visit coincides with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive partnership between the two nations.

This would be the third Vietnam visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier.

The USS Carl Vinson came to Danang City in March 2018, becoming the first U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in more than 40 years. The USS Carl Vinson is America’s third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier with a crew of 5,000 sailors.

When Vietnam and the U.S. marked the 25th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties, the USS Theodore Roosevelt visited Vietnam in March 2020, becoming the second aircraft carrier to come to the country. It is the fourth Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered, aircraft carrier in the United States Navy.

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