Vietnam, South Africa boost defence ties

VOV.VN - A Vietnamese delegation led by head of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee on National Defence-Security, Sen. Lieut. General Vo Trong Viet paid a five-day working visit to South Africa over August 26-30.

The Vietnamese delegates expressed a desire to intensify high-level mutual visits to further enhance strengthen bilateral ties while having a working session with Chairperson of the South African NA’s Portfolio Committee of Defence and Military Veterans Malusi Stanley Motimele.

The two sides discussed measures to strengthen ties between the two committees and shared experience in supervising the implementation of policies on national defence-security and war veterans. 

The Vietnamese defence officials also worked with chief of the South African Police Services’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit, Major General Ledwaba, during which both sides debated the progress of negotiating and signing agreements on anti-crime, extradition of sentenced persons, and wildlife trafficking combat. 

They underscored the necessity of improving their legal frameworks so as to solidify the foundations for combating crime in future. 

During a working session with Deputy Chief of the South African Air Force M. I. Buthelezi, the Vietnamese delegation gained a better understanding about the history of South African air forces, as well as the potential for bilateral ties and measures to further augment cooperation in the field.

The delegation paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Speaker of the South African National Assembly Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli. 

Earlier from August 22-25, the Vietnamese delegates paid a working visit to Singapore.