June 1, 2013 nvonews.com
NEW DELHI, Kuwaiti ambassador to India Sami Al-Sulaiman has participated in the reception ceremony of FNS Tonnerre and FNS George Leygues-two French naval ships carrying navy cadets from Kuwaiti and other countries — that arrived in Goa yesterday as a part of the ‘Mission Jeanne D’Arc’, a Kuwait embassy statement issued to KUNA said here Saturday.
The reception was held on one of the ships, on which French cadets were embarked, including cadets from other navies.
The French Navy Jeanne d’Arc Task Group is composed of LHD Dixmude and anti-submarine destroyer Georges Leygues, five helicopters, three amphibious landing craft and about 133 cadets from the 2010 class of the French naval academy. ‘Mission Jeanne D’Arc’ began in March and is scheduled to conclude in July.
The mission has taken the naval group to Lebanon, Jordan, Djibouti, Abu Dhabi and Muscat.
This training squadron will return to France in late July 2013 after visiting many countries and participating in operational missions along its journey through the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean in the framework of cadets training, including a port call in Goa from June 1 to 5.