Vietnam, New Zealand strengthen defence ties

(VOV) - The Defence Ministries of Vietnam and New Zealand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Hanoi on November 25 to strengthen bilateral ties.

Both sides will increase consultations at bilateral and multilateral forums, including strategic dialogues. They will expand cooperation in English language and skill training for Vietnam’s army units, especially its peacekeeping force.

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Vietnamese and New Zealand Defence Ministers signed the MoU in Hanoi 
on November 25 to enhance bilateral cooperation 

The MoU was signed by Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his NZ counterpart Jonathan Coleman, who is in Hanoi for an official visit from November 24-27.

During their talks, Thanh welcomed Coleman’s visit to Vietnam, which he said will help strengthen the friendship, mutual trust and understanding between the two ministries.

They reviewed defence ties between Vietnam and New Zealand and exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Minister Thanh said Vietnam is ready to cooperate with New Zealand in maritime security and other areas of their strength and need.

He appreciated New Zealand’s contribution to the result of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) and voiced his support for NZ’s efforts in promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and development in the region.