Deputy Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh and Singaporean Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Yeng Kit signed a three-year cooperation plan between the two ministries in HCM City on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Khu
HCM CITY — Deputy Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh and Singaporean Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Yeng Kit chaired the 10th Vietnam-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue in HCM City yesterday.
At the dialogue, the two sides discuss security issues in Asia-Pacific, co-operative processes at the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM), the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus (ADMM plus) and reviewed defence ties after the 9th Vietnam - Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue.
Both sides agreed that the bilateral defence partnership has made good progress in terms of exchanges, training, information exchange, navy and aviation co-operation and ties in multilateral forums. They also agreed to focus on enhancing training co-operation, especially language and international relations as well as military medicine ties.
The two sides expressed the desire to strengthen defence relations comprehensively.
They agreed to co-ordinate at multilateral forums, especially when Việt Nam becomes ASEAN Chair in 2020.
Later, General Vịnh and Chan Yeng Kit, signed a three-year plan (2019-2021) on ties between the two ministries. — VNS