Minister of National Defence General Ngô Xuân Lịch. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngô Xuân Lịch is leading a high-ranking military delegation to visit the European Union (EU) from October 14-19.
The visit is made at the invitation of Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
The two sides will ink a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) to establish Việt Nam’s engagement in the EU’s crisis management activities.
The Vietnamese delegation’s visit and the signing of the FPA aim to boost defence relations with the EU, which is in line with the spirit of the EU-Việt Nam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
The move also shows Việt Nam’s responsibility in promoting joint efforts to bring peace to the region and the world. — VNS