Pacific-Partnership 2022 begins in Phu Yen province

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam remains an important part of the Pacific-Partnership 2022 (PP22), said US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie C. Damour at the PP22 launching ceremony in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province yesterday evening. 
Pacific-Partnership 2022 begins in Phu Yen province - ảnh 1Vice 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.

Pacific-Partnership 2022 begins in Phu Yen province - ảnh 2Delegates 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.