VN steps up defence cooperation with Japan, Mongolia
15:58 | 29/03/2018

VGP - Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich in Ha Noi on March 28 received Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio.

 Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich receives Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio, Ha Noi, March 28, 2018

At the reception, Umeda Kunio lauded Viet Nam’s role in the region, stressing that defence engagements between Viet Nam and Japan have grown significantly in recent years.

The diplomat said Japan is considering providing more aid for Viet Nam to overcome the consequences of war. 

In turn, Mr. Lich said the progress has brought about mutual benefits and contributed to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

The minister suggested bilateral defence cooperation should focus on military health care, search and rescue, natural disaster prevention, bomb clearance and dioxin detoxification.

Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich receives Mongolian Ambassador to Viet Nam Dash Bilegdor

In the same day, Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich also received Mongolian Ambassador to Viet Nam Dash Bilegdor.

Mr. Lich said he believes the diplomat will contribute to collaboration and mutual understanding between the two countries and their armies. 

He affirmed the Vietnamese Defence Ministry is keen on working with its Mongolian partner to implement bilateral agreements more effectively, particularly in delegation exchanges, military health care, logistics and UN peacekeeping mission.

                                                                                                                                             By Vien Nhu

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