Deputy Defense Minister welcomes upcoming VN visit of Chairman of EU Military Committee
11:07 | 09/10/2019
VGP – Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh welcomes the upcoming visit of the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC) to Viet Nam next year, expressing to receive the support of the EU as the nation will assume the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020. 

Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) and Ambassador-Head of EU Delegation to Viet Nam Giorgio Aliberti, Ha Noi, October 8, 2019

Vinh made that statement during his reception for Ambassador-Head of EU Delegation to Viet Nam Giorgio Aliberti on October 8. 

At the meeting, the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense asserted that Viet Nam attaches importance to the relationship with the EU, including defense cooperation, expecting to enhance close coordination with the EU Delegation to Viet Nam to boost the bilateral defense cooperation. 

During the ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, Viet Nam will continue advocating the EU to join the Asia-Pacific region defense-security structure, including the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus), he said. 

The same day, Deputy Minister Vinh received the out-going and new Defense and Military Attachés, Naval Attachés and Air Attachés of the Thai Embassy in Viet Nam.

Vinh said the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense appreciates the work of the Defense and Military Attaché, Naval Attaché and Air Attaché of Thailand during the past tenure, pledging to create favorable conditions for the new attachés to fulfill their duty.

He also asked Thailand to support Viet Nam when the nation takes over the Chair of the ASEAN in 2020.

By Thuy Dung 

 

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