Vietnam, India enhance defence ties

08:40 | 07/25/2023

( - Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong hosted a reception for Admiral Hari Kumar, Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, in Hanoi on July 24.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong (R) and Admiral Hari Kumar.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong said that defence cooperation between Vietnam and India has been actively promoted in various areas over the past time, such as training, military cooperation, UN peacekeeping missions, and defence industry. He affirmed that leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence and the VPA’s General Staff always support and create favorable conditions for both navies to strengthen cooperation across those fields.

At the reception.

For his part, Admiral Hari Kumar expressed his belief that the visit would further deepen the friendship, cooperation, mutual understanding, and trust between the two defence ministries in general and the two naval forces in particular. He stressed that within the overall bilateral relations, defence ties play an important role, bringing the two nations closer together.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong presenting a souvenir to the guest.

The guest also hoped that the two defence ministries would continue to enhance their effective collaboration in areas of mutual interest in the coming time.


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