HA NOI (VNS) — Lt. Gen. Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Deputy Chief of Staff and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Russia Co-operation Sub-Committee, welcomed Aleksei Burdelnyi, Secretary of the Russia Sub-Committee of the Russia-Vietnam Inter-Governmental Committee on military technical co-operation yesterday.
Khanh spoke highly of the comprehensive co-operative relations between the two countries, including national defence.
He expressed his wish that the two sides would continue to help to maintain and upgrade a number of weapons and equipment Russia supplied to Viet Nam during the wartime.
During their visit to Viet Nam, the Russian official and Russian and Vietnamese experts will check and agree on a number of weapons that need maintenance and repairs, as well as components that need replacing.
Also yesterday, three ships of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy, headed by Rear Admiral Dmitriev Vladimir Aleksandrovich, docked at Cam Ranh Port in Khanh Hoa Province for logistical and technical services.
During their stay, the ships' 511 crew members will lay flowers at the memorial for former Soviet Union and Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives for peace and stability in the region.
Crew members will also make a courtesy visit to leaders of Navy Zone 4 and play a volleyball match with Vietnamese soldiers, as well as tour several places of interest in there. — VNS