Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung » Security - Defence » Vietnam and New Zealand boost defence cooperation

(Security - Defence) - Vietnam would like to have continued support from New Zealand in the framework of the cooperation between the two defence ministries, especially in English training for Vietnamese officers.

Lieutenant-General Vo Van Tuan and Mr  Paul Sinclair

Lieutenant-General Vo Van Tuan and Mr Paul Sinclair

Lieutenant-General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Vietnam People’s Army, made that statement while receiving a visiting delegation from the International Cooperation Department under the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, led by Paul Sinclair, head of the department. Mr. Paul Sinclair on this occasion informed the host of the results of the working session with the Department of External Affairs under Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence. Accordingly, the two sides updated each other on their countries’ policies on national defence and multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the region. They also exchanged activities of working groups in ADMM+ as well as current situations in the region and the world.

For his part, Lieutenant-General Vo Van Tuan highly appreciated the role and contributions of New Zealand in preserving stability in the region. He expressed hope that in the time to come, the two defence ministries will exchange more high-ranking visits.

Mai Huong (PANO)