Vietnam reinforces defense ties

(VOV) - Deputy Defence Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh has met with defence leaders from Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, the US and China at the 12th Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore.

At the meetings on June 1, all sides reviewed bilateral military relations and exchanged views on regional security.

They also discussed measures to further strengthen defence ties and cooperative relations based on mutual respect in order to develop a common voice on major regional and global defence issues such as peace, conflicts, maritime security and anti-terrorism activities.

Lt. General Vinh thanked all the countries for supporting the Vietnamese army in various fields, adding that Vietnam wants to build and consolidate ties of friendship and cooperation with them, especially in defence.

He also praised international support for Vietnam’s stance on building a peaceful and stable environment in the region in accordance with international law.