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Vietnam attends 18th ASEAN Air Chiefs’ Conference

A Vietnamese delegation led by Acting Commander of the Vietnam Air Defence - Air Force Lt. Gen Vu Van Kha attended the virtual 18th ASEAN Air Chiefs' Conference (AACC-18) under the chair of Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force Gen. Airbull Suttiwan on September 16.

On the topic of optimising cooperation to cope with new challenges, Kha said amid traditional and non-traditional security challenges, more than ever, ASEAN air forces need to strengthen solidarity and take action together to cope with new challenges in the region.

He proposed consolidating the collective power of regional air forces in response to disasters and epidemics, as well as new security challenges in the region in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation between ASEAN member states and other nations in the region and the world.

Solidarity and unity in diversity among ASEAN air forces will lay a solid foundation to optimise capability and collaboration in response to new challenges, contributing to the building of an ASENA of peace, stability, sustainable and long-term development, Kha said.

According to the officer, ASEAN air forces need to step up the regular implementation of consultation mechanism both bilaterally and multilaterally to choose methods suitable with each nation’s mechanism and capacity.

He said that the Air Defence – Air Force of Vietnam wants to further foster bilateral ties with air forces of ASEAN nations through the exchange of delegations at all levels and exchanges between young officers, education and training, sharing of experience in flight safety, aviation medicine, and search and rescue./.