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Welcome for Indian army chief

Update: July, 27/2010 - 09:40

HA NOI — Lieutenant General Pham Hong Loi, Deputy Chief of Staff of the People's Army of Viet Nam, hosted Indian General Vijay Kumar Singh, Chief of the Indian Army, at the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Ha Noi yesterday.

At the reception, Loi said Singh's visit to Viet Nam with his delegation was a good chance for the armies of the two countries to share experiences and seek co-operation activities.

In the past, the armies had exchanged delegations and helped provide training in each other's languages, Loi said, adding he hoped the ties would continue to develop for mutual benefits.

Singh said he was happy with his first working trip to Viet Nam and hoped the two armies would enhance co-operation in training, humanitarian services and search and rescue, and share their experiences about taking part in United Nations-run peacekeeping forces.

Singh also called on General Phung Quang Thanh, Vietnamese Minister of Defence, and met officials of the Institute of Military Strategies. — VNS

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