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Viet Nam, Thailand increase defence co-operation

Update: May, 15/2013 - 09:30
Vietnamese Defence Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh receives Permanent Secretary of the Thai Defence Ministry General Tanongsak Apirakiotin in Ha Noi.— Photo qdnd
HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Thailand will further strengthen defence co-operation in the near future, following productive talks between senior defence officials.

The assertion was made yesterday at a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Permanent Secretary of the Thai Defence Ministry General Tanongsak Apirakiotin, who is leading a high-ranking defence delegation on a visit to Viet Nam.

The two armies' co-operation will focus on exchanging delegations at all levels, training, sharing experiences, joint sea patrols, search and rescue, as well as other fields of common concern, the two generals said.

Viet Nam and Thailand will further strengthen defence co-operation in the near future, following productive talks between senior defence officials.—Photo qdnd

Vinh appreciated the co-operation between the two sides in recent years and expressed gratitude for the support the Thai Defence Ministry provided for Viet Nam in organising the first ASEAN Defence Ministerial Meeting Plus (ADMM+).

General Apirakiotin said the people and military of Thailand always attach importance to developing solidarity and friendly relations with their Vietnamese counterparts.

The pledge builds on the agreement on defence co-operation signed by the defence ministries of Viet Nam and Thailand last September. — VNS







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