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Việt Nam, Singapore hold 10th defence policy dialogue

Update: June, 17/2019 - 21:05

 

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

 

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