Commander of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet meets officers of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Admiral commander of the Pacific Fleet Sergei Avakyants met with the commander of the 7th division of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Captain 1st Rank Hitoshi Shimizu, the commander of the destroyer Captain 2 Rank Tsuyoshi Sato, as well as their accompanying officers and diplomats, says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
Admiral Sergei Avakiants welcomed the Japanese sailors in Vladivostok and expressed the hope that the guests from Japan would get the best impressions of the city and its residents.
Admiral Sergei Avakyants stressed that such events were aimed at strengthening mutual understanding between the navies of two countries and establishing a friendly atmosphere in the Pacific Rim.
In turn, Captain 1st Rank Hitoshi Shimizu thanked the Pacific Fleet command for the warm welcome provided to the ship’s crew and assured that the visit of the Japanese ship and the SAREX 2019 joint exercise represent the desire of the countries for cooperation and practical interaction.