|Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dao My speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)
The event was also attended by British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward and Australian Consul General in HCM City Sarah Hooper.
Vietnam is the first destination of the US Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy in its PP22 mission to many countries.
PP22 is taking place in Phu Yen from June 20 – July 3. The PP is an annual multinational mission for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness led by the US Government.
|Delegates attend the event (photo: VNA)
This year’s event will focus on health care and diplomacy. It features a series of activities, including constructing new buildings for schools, providing medical care for locals and exchanging expertise in disaster response, with the participation of personnel not only from the US but also other countries.
It is the second time the PP has been held in Phu Yen after the first event three years ago.