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Senior UK defence official to visit VN

Update: November, 05/2015 - 09:34
General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence receives Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the UK. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS) — Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the UK is paying a working visit to Viet Nam from November 3-5 to boost defence co-operation between the two countries.

At a meeting with General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence in Ha Noi yesterday, the guest was informed of the progress in co-operation between the two nations' armies and defence ministries.

The host proposed Viet Nam and the UK continue to implement the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral defence co-operation signed in November 2011.

The two sides should work towards the signing of co-operation agreements in training, defence industry and peace keeping, in accordance with the two countries' strategic partnership framework, he added.

General Ty urged the two sides enhance affiliations in the fields of marine and cyber security, training, information-technology and the UN peace-keeping activities in addition to collaboration in search and rescue, medical military, humanitarian support and disaster relief.

During the visit, Stuart paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and held talks with the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence on measures to foster defence and military co-operation between the two countries. — VNS

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