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Việt Nam, Russia strengthen defence ties

Update: October, 23/2019 - 09:00
General Lương Cường, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission’s standing board, and Director of the General Department of Politics of the Việt Nam People’s Army, welcomes Sen. Lieut. Gen. Andrey Kartapolov, Russian Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of Main Directorate for Political-Military Affairs of the Russian Armed Forces yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp

 

HÀ NỘI — General Lương Cường, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission’s standing board, and Director of the General Department of Politics of the Việt Nam People’s Army, yesterday held talks with visiting Sen. Lieut. Gen. Andrey Kartapolov, Russian Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of Main Directorate for Political-Military Affairs of the Russian Armed Forces.
The talks took place after a welcome ceremony held for a delegation from the Russian Defence Ministry, headed by Kartapolov. The delegation is visiting Việt Nam from October 21 to 24, as part of the Việt Nam Year in Russia and Russia Year in Việt Nam.
At the function, both officials agreed the Việt Nam-Russia partnership has grown robustly, with leaders of the nations maintaining frequent contacts.
So far this year, the two defence ministries have co-ordinated nearly 70 diplomatic activities, including 12 within the framework of the Việt Nam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Việt Nam.
The officials also discussed co-operation in educating soldiers on political-military issues and patriotism. Cường took the occasion to inform the Russian guest of Việt Nam’s experience in implementing political and cultural activities as well as policies for soldiers.
For his part, Kartapolov thanked the Vietnamese Defence Ministry for supporting the activities hosted by its Russian peer and praised the results achieved by the Vietnamese team at the International Army Games 2019.
He affirmed his willingness to back and join events held by Việt Nam as Chair of ASEAN next year.
Both host and guest reached agreement on measures to enhance collaboration between the two political departments and signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation.
While in Việt Nam, the Russian delegation is scheduled to visit the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, several defence agencies and historical-cultural sites in Hà Nội and Quảng Ninh. — VNS

 

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