|Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh
He spoke highly of the growing defence ties between New Zealand and Vietnam over the past time and wanted the country to continue cooperating in the exchange of high-level visits.
Ambassador Wendy Matthews said her country is undertaking cooperation in some defence fields with Vietnam, especially in improving the capacity of Vietnamese peacekeeping forces.
She expressed her hope that the cooperation between the two sides will thrive in the coming time.
On the day, Vinh also received Tim Huxley, Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) – Asia in Singapore.
Tim Huxley handed over an invitation letter for the attendance in the Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 in Singapore from the Singaporean Defence Minister to Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.