VOV.VN - Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Canada’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Morgan co-chaired the second Vietnam - Canada political consultation at the deputy foreign ministerial level on July 9.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh had an online discussion on July 3 with his Russian counterpart Sen. Lieut. Gen. A.V. Fomin, during which they talked about issues of mutual interest and agreed on measures to effectively promote bilateral defence cooperation, one of the important pillars of the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
VOV.VN - During the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020, Vietnam will place great importance on stepping up defence and security co-operation within the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) framework, according to Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.
The Ministry of National Defence held a video conference of the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group (ADSOM+ WG) in Hanoi on June 30.
Gen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, on June 10 held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Nishida Yasumori.
Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 15 suggested ASEAN countries enhance their connectivity with ASEAN+ nations and other partners to cope with outbreaks of disease.
The 13th annual meeting and 5th retreat of Track II Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions (NADI) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 3.
VOV.VN - Vietnam and Japan conducted a defence consultation meeting in Tokyo on February 21 in preparation for ASEAN Year 2020, with Vietnam sharing activities to be launched this year when it undertakes the role of ASEAN Chair and non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The Defence Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have issued a joint statement on defence cooperation against disease outbreaks.
VOV.VN - As ASEAN Military Medicine Chair, Vietnam suggests member states consider organizing drills to cope with disease outbreaks and spread in 2020, Gen. Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich, said at the ongoing ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) Retreat on February 19 in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat got underway in Hanoi from February 18-20, with a host of the major defence-military activities of the regional bloc, hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence as Vietnam is serving as the ASEAN Chair for 2020.
Vietnam has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies and the shining stars of ASEAN, and dual diplomatic responsibility in 2020 offers rare opportunity for Vietnam, according to an Eurasia Review analysis.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu have signed a joint vision statement on Vietnam-Russia defence cooperation for 2020-2025.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 20 received military leaders of Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore and Thailand who are currently on a visit to Vietnam for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 30th anniversary of the All-People Defence Festival (December 22).
The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence has officially assumed the role of Chair of ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and ADMM Plus for 2020.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Government, people and army always place importance on developing all-around and practical ties with India, said Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister during a reception for Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma in Hanoi on November 15.
Deputy defence chiefs of ASEAN countries and Japan met in Tokyo, Japan from October 8-10 to discuss regional security, the future of the Indo-Pacific region and ASEAN’s initiatives for regional cooperation.
VOV.VN - Vietnam greatly values its relationship with the EU, including defence ties, said Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh during a reception for Ambassador-Head of EU Delegation to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti in Hanoi on October 8.
Vietnam wants to exchange experience with Thailand in organising training courses, and promote delegation exchanges on UN peacekeeping operations, a Vietnamese senior officer said on September 10.
Vietnam will host the eighth annual general meeting of the ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network (APCN) in August 2020.