Vietnam, India enhance defence links

VOV.VN - Minister of National Defence Gen. Phan Van Giang hosted a reception on March 16 in Hanoi for Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Sandeep Arya, during which they discussed a score of measures aimed at boosting defence co-operation.

During the course of the meeting Minister Giang congratulated Ambassador Arya on his appointment to the post, while voicing his hope that the diplomat will strive to make important contributions to strengthening bilateral relations across multiple fields, including defence.

Affirming the country’s value of the comprehensive strategic partnership that exists, the Minister said that based on fine relations and mutual political trust, bilateral defence co-operation has seen constant development, thereby bringing about practical results and becoming an important pillar in the two nations’ ties.

He therefore suggested that the Ambassador pay close attention to stepping up defence co-operation activities as a means of further reinforcing the relations between the two countries, as well as the two armies, for the cause of peace and stability in the region and throughout the world.

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence always offer favourable conditions for the diplomat in order to fulfil his missions, Minister Giang told his guest.

In response, Amassador Arya stated that in his position he will make greater efforts to make positive contributions to advancing the two nations’ relations, as well as focusing on defence co-operation.

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