07/12/2016 10:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Pakistan’s new attaché asked to augment defence ties with Vietnam

Hanoi, December 7 (VNA) – Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, has said he hopes the incoming Pakistani Defence Attaché to Vietnam will help boost defence cooperation between the two countries.

Receiving Saqib Qamar at the Defence Ministry’s headquarters in Hanoi on December 6, Sen. Lt. Gen. Tuan congratulated him on his appointment as Defence Attaché.

He said that potential for defence cooperation between Vietnam and Pakistan remains huge.

They can consider setting up an annual defence policy dialogue and signing a memorandum of understanding on bilateral defence cooperation so as to expand cooperation, thereby benefiting both armies, he noted.

Tuan added that Vietnam wants to learn from collaboration with Pakistan in search and rescue, military medicine, unexploded ordnance settlement, and participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.