Defence Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh on March 8 received Lieutenant General Claudio Debertolis, General Secretary of the Ministry of Defence and Director of National Armaments Directorate of Italy, who is leading a delegation of Italian officers visiting Vietnam.
At the reception, Minister Thanh applauded the delegation’s visit to Vietnam , expressing his hope that the two defence ministries will continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation with the aim of benefiting the Vietnamese and Italian peoples and contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Claudio Debertolis informed Thanh of working results between the delegation with Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, which focused on discussion of regional and international situations and measures to further foster the Vietnam-Italy bilateral defence cooperation.
In the framework of the visit, Claudio Debertolis and the delegation paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.
They also visited the workplace and home of President Ho Chi Minh, along with Vietnam Military History Museum and several popular sites in Hanoi.-VNA