Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Văn Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army and Deputy Defence Minister, (r) welcomes Admiral Luechai Ruddit, Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Văn Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army and Deputy Defence Minister, hosted a reception for visiting Admiral Luechai Ruddit, Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, in Hà Nội yesterday.
At the meeting, Sen. Lt. Gen. Giang noted that defence co-operation between Việt Nam and Thailand had expanded in recent years.
He said he valued the partnership between the Vietnam People’s Navy and the Royal Thai Navy that featured delegation exchanges, joint patrols, information exchange, personnel training, a hotline and mutual maritime visits.
He said he hoped the two sides would continue to promote current fields of co-operation while seeking new areas of mutual benefit.
The two sides should also continue to work together at multilateral forums, he added.
Giang pledged to continue creating favourable conditions for the naval forces of both sides to develop their relationship.
For his part, Admiral Luechai Ruddit committed to working hard to bolster the partnership between the naval forces of Việt Nam and Thailand.
He said the two sides should conduct more joint patrols to deal with any situations that arose at sea while maintaining maritime security for mutual and regional growth. VNS