Soldiers from the U.S., U.K., Australia and Japan will be in Phu An province for the Pacific Partnership, a humanitarian aid mission led by Washington.
Soldiers and defence personnel from 4 partner countries will take part in the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) programme in Sui Hoa, Phu Yen province from June 19 to July 3. ) U.S. Lead, according to an announcement from the U.S. embassy in Vietnam.
The USNS Mercy hospital ship of the United States Military Sealift Command will participate in the PP22 event.
Launched in response to the tsunami disaster of December 2004, the Pacific Partnership has grown over the years, from a focus on direct care to strengthening partnerships through the exchange of expertise and civil-military exchanges with host countries. This is a multilateral mission to prepare for the largest humanitarian aid and disaster relief operation to be carried out in the Indo-Pacific region.
The mission helps participants, including U.S. and Vietnamese military personnel, work together to improve regional coordination and disaster relief, enhance regional security and stability, and cement lasting friendships in the Indo-Pacific.