Japan, VN discuss defence ties
16:26 | 05/03/2019

VGP - Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister Phan Van Giang and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff of the Japan Self-Defence Forces  held talks in Tokyo in Tokyo on March 4.

Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister Phan Van Giang and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff of the Japan Self-Defence Forces, Tokyo, March 4, 2019

Mr. Giang thanked Japan for its support in human resources training, Viet Nam’s participation in the United Nations peacekeeping activities, and the national defence capacity improvement program

He agreed to continue exchanges among armed forces to foster trust and for the benefit of the two countries, the region and the world. 

In turn, Kawano thanked Viet Nam for creating conditions for Japanese self-defence forces to exchange with Vietnamese armed forces. 

He suggested maintaining activities at sea and facilitating exchanges with Vietnamese army units. 

They agreed that mutual trust and understanding between both sides have been strengthened, as well as coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums, especially at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the ASEAN Defence Ministerial Meeting Plus (ADMM ) have been promoted. 

In addition, the Japanese side also briefed the delegation about the regional security environment and Japan’s policy. 

By Hoang Ha

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