Senior officials of Vietnam and Russia have discussed contents and measures to further promote bilateral defence cooperation in line with the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
At a reception in Hanoi onNovember 20 for Vladimir Nikolaevich Drozhzhov, Deputy Director of the RussianFederal Service for Military Technical Cooperation and Chairman of the RussianSub-committee of the Vietnam-Russia Inter-Government Committee for MilitaryTechnical Cooperation, Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich spokehighly of the outcomes of the committee’s 21st meeting.
Lich affirmed that the Vietnamesearmy and people always keep in mind and are grateful to the people of theformer Soviet Union and current Russian Federation for their wholehearted,valuable and effective support and assistance to Vietnam during its paststruggle for national liberation and present cause of national construction.
The minister voiced his hope thatthe comprehensive strategic partnership as well as military technicalcooperation between Vietnam and Russia would be incessantly strengthened anddeveloped in the coming time.
Earlier, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Be XuanTruong, Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chairman of the VietnameseSub-committee, and Drozhzhov co-chaired the 21st meeting of the Vietnam-RussiaInter-Government Committee for Military Technical Cooperation.
Following the event, the chairmenof the two sub-committee signed the minutes of the meeting./.VNA