Chief of Staff of US Air Force welcomed in Hanoi

Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 19 for Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Gen. David Goldfein.

Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Phan Van Giang


Giang told his guest that defence ties between Vietnam andthe US are growing in line with the framework of the Memorandum ofUnderstanding on defence cooperation signed in 2011 and the Vietnam – US JointVision Statement on Defence Relations signed in 2015.

The two countries have reaped effective results in bilateraldefence cooperation such as exchange of delegations, dialogue consultation,settlement of war consequences, search and rescue, humanitarian assistance,medical medicine and United Nations peacekeeping.

Goldfein, for his part, suggested that both sides shouldcontinue increasing the exchange of visits and professional consultations andsharing experience in flight safety, aviation medicine, search and rescueoperations, English and pilot training.

He expressed his belief that bilateral defence ties will thrivefor the sake of each country, thus contributing to peace, stability anddevelopment in the region and the world.-VNA

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