|Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan talked over the phone Thursday. — Photo vtv
HA NOI (VNS)— Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan talked over the phone Thursday, which marked the establishment of a direct phone line between the two ministries, as well as the 65th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The two ministers agreed that facilitating a line of direct communication could foster mutual trust.
They said that bilateral defence co-operation had brought practical outcomes and served as an important pillar in the relations between the two countries, contributing to the maintenance of a peaceful, stable and co-operative environment and the region's development.
The defence ties had also helped settle some differences between the two countries on the basis of common perceptions reached by their leaders.
The two ministers agreed to boost military co-operation in the future, including the exchanges of delegations at all levels and the implementation of signed agreements, contributing to the development of the Viet Nam- China comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership in a healthy and stable manner. — VNS