Major General Bùi Trung Dũng, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard (first row, first left) takes a group photo with delegates on the sidelines of the second Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng
TOKYO — Major General Bùi Trung Dũng, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, is joining coast guard leaders from 57 countries and eight international organisations at the second Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo on Wednesday and Thursday.
In his opening remarks, Commandant of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Shuichi Iwanami laid stress on the changing global security environment with emerging non-traditional security threats.
As no single nation could cope with security challenges in an effective manner, the JCG in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation is organising the summit to promote collaboration and coordination among coast guard forces around the world, he said.
At the summit, coast guard leaders shared experience in ensuring maritime security and safety in their countries, and discussed measures to develop human resources to deal with the challenges.
Dũng told Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent on the sidelines of the summit that in the context of global integration, countries need to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation to settle sea safety and security issues.
Việt Nam has fully engaged in and become an active member of bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the field, he stressed.
Regarding Việt Nam-Japan cooperation in the sector, he said that since the forces of both countries inked an MoU on bilateral cooperation in 2015, they have organised a number of conferences to review the collaborative contents and outline a new plan for the coming years.
Dũng said Japan has helped Việt Nam improve human resources, organise scientific conferences and send JCG ships to Việt Nam, adding a ship of Vietnam Coast Guard will pay a visit to Japan in December.
In the framework of the summit, the JCG will hold a rescue drill with the participation of patrol ships and aircraft of the coast guards of Tokyo, Miyagi prefecture, Yokohama city and Haneda Air Base. — VNS