23/01/2018 16:41 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Russia strengthen defence partnership

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich and Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held talks in Hanoi on January 23 during the Russian minister’s official visit to Vietnam.

Minister Lich welcomed the visit of his Russian counterpart from January 22-23 in the context of dynamic and effective development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership in general and defence ties in particular.

He noted that the visit demonstrates the commitment of the two defence ministry leaders to promoting bilateral defence cooperation, contributing to the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership of the two countries.

Minister Sergei Shoigu affirmed that Russia considers Vietnam a traditional friend and an important strategic partner in the region.

During the talks, the two ministers expressed their pleasure at the strong development of bilateral defence collaboration over the past time.

Along with the thriving comprehensive strategic partnership, the bilateral defence cooperation has been expanded and reinforced through all-level delegation exchange, military technical and naval cooperation, UN peacekeeping activities, and experience sharing in military law, history, art, culture, and sports.

The two sides agreed to share viewpoints on defence-security matters of mutual concern and boost coordination in traditional fields, including military technical cooperation, on a long-term and win-win basis for mutual benefits and peace, stability in the region and around the world.-VNA/VNP