| Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich
is leading a high-ranking military delegation to visit the European Union (EU) from October 14-19.(Photo: VNA)
The visit is made at the invitation of Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
The two sides will ink a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) to establish Vietnam’s engagement in the EU’s crisis management activities.
The Vietnamese delegation’s visit and the signing of the FPA aim to boost defence relations with the EU, which is in line with the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
The move also shows Vietnam’s responsibility in promoting joint efforts to bring peace to the region and the world.