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New Zealand, Viet Nam to enhance military links

Update: September, 12/2014 - 09:20
Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh meets with head of the NZ International Affairs Department, Daniel Mellsop in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Khong Minh Khanh

HA NOI (VNS) — New Zealand's army is keen to boost co-operation with its Vietnamese counterpart in a number of fields, including maritime security, cyber-security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

It was also willing to share its experiences with United Nations' peace-keeping missions, Daniel Mellsop, head of the NZ International Affairs Department, said to Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday.

Senior Lieutenant General Vinh called on both militaries to intensify co-operation, increase delegation exchanges, uphold bilateral defence dialogues, and work together closely at multilateral forums.

Mellsop also had a working session with the Department of External Affairs under the Viet Nam Ministry of Defence to review bilateral defence co-operation in 2014 and devise instructions for stronger ties next year. — VNS

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