14/05/2014 11:34 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Indian defence delegation visits Vietnam

Sen. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, Vice Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army received a delegation from the National Defence Academy of India in Hanoi on May 12.

Tuan affirmed the people and army of Vietnam always attach importance to developing solidarity and friendship with the Indian people and army.

He informed the Indian guests on China’s illegal placement of a drilling rig in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, which is protected under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

He emphasised the country’s wish to solve the issue through peaceful measures on the basis of international law, equality and mutual respect for the benefit of the two peoples and for regional and global peace and stability.

Indian delegation chief Major General Dr. Kheya Bhattacharya voiced protest against China’s acts and support for Vietnam to settle the dispute in a peaceful manner.

He said he wishes the defence ministries of India and Vietnam will continue to work towards deeper and more effective cooperation between their defence academies.