French Naval vessel ‘Auvergne’ arrived at the Colombo Port on a goodwill visit today.
The Navy said the ship’s crew who are on a four-day official visit in the country will take part in several programmes including sporting engagements organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, with the aim of exchanging professional skills and strengthening camaraderie between the two navies.
‘Auvergne’ is due to leave for its next port of call on December 6. The 142-meter long and 20-meter wide French vessel has a displacement of 600 tonnes and manned by 142 navy personnel.
French Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh and several officials from the French Embassy were present on the harbour premises to welcome the French vessel. (Darshana Sanjeewa)