In the afternoon of December 14, 2017, the advance team of the United States Navy Crew led by Colonel Christopher H. Sharman, United States Navy Attaché, Vietnamvisited and worked with the University of Danang (UD). The UD’s attendees were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu - Vice President of UD and representatives of International Cooperation Department – UD.
The advance team of U.S. Navy Crew visited and worked with UD
According to Colonel Christopher H. Sharman, Third Fleet ForwardCarl Vinson will visit Danang port in March 2018. This is a part of the joint statement between the United States and Vietnam announced after the official talk between President Tran Dai Quang and President Donald Trump in the visit to Hanoi on the occasion of the APEC CEO Summit 2017.
During this visit, many exchanges including food, fire safety, production and the electricity – water supply on the ship... will be held. One of the key activities of this eventwill bethe academic exchange in collaboration with UD.
Third Fleet ForwardCarl Vinson is based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California. The ship has been put into service since March 1982
It is known that the number of sailors in Carl Vinson ship will be 6,500. This is considered the first and largest visit of the U.S. Navy crewto Vietnam in general and Danang in particular.
Regarding the topics of the academic exchange, Colonel Christopher H. Sharman suggested to cooperate with UD to organize a seminar "Education and methods of maintaining the education for sailors on the sea."Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu suggested a number of topics that could be exchanged academically between the two sides such as marine economics and the engineering systems on the ship.
Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu gave a present to Conlonel Christopher H. Sharman
At the meeting, Colonel Christopher H. Sharman shared that in the upcoming time, the U.S. Navy crew will first work with Danang People's Committee. Danang People's Committee will send an official document to UD regarding the organization process of the academic exchange. Colonel Christopher H. Sharman also highly appreciated all suggestions from UD’s leaders for the seminar. It is known that Colonel Christopher H. Sharman had already visited and worked with UD. He highly appreciated UD’s educational and training activities and recognized UD as a top prestigious university in the Central Area and Western Highland of Vietnam.
The U.S. Navy crew took a photo together