HA NOI — Viet Nam Defence Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh met in Ha Noi yesterday with Ambassador Franz Jessen, Head of the European Union (EU) delegation.
At the reception, Thanh affirmed that the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence was willing to promote co-operation and dialogue with the EU on defence and security, as well as on other issues of common concern.
Both host and guest agreed that EU member countries were not only Viet Nam's top trading partners but also leading investors in Viet Nam. Viet Nam has traditionally maintained good relations with many countries in the EU.
In the field of defence, Viet Nam enjoyed bilateral co-operation with several EU member countries, they said. — VNS