PANO – General Phung Quang Thanh, Defence Minister, received Mr. Shimojo Mitsu, Japan’s Deputy Minister of Defence at the Defence Ministry’s Headquarter, on January 17th.
|General Phung Quang Thanh receives Mr. Shimojo Mitsu |
Addressing the reception, General Thanh General Thanh welcomed Mr. Shimojo Mitsu and his delegation’s visit, considering it a contribution to strengthening the Vietnam-Japan friendship and bilateral cooperation especially in defence.
The visiting Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Shimojo Mitsu thanked General Thanh for the warm reception and expressed his elation to visit Vietnam and to have further understanding of Vietnam’s history, people and Vietnam People’s Army.
Earlier, Vietnam Defence Ministry’s delegation, led by Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defence held talk with Japanese counterparts, led by Deputy Minister Shimojo Mitsu.
During the talk, the two sides informed each other of the building of the armed force in their individual country and exchanged views on world and regional questions of mutual concern and the bilateral cooperation between the two Defence Ministries.
The two sides agreed to promote delegation exchanges, training cadets, cooperation among policy research sectors and coordination in search and rescue at sea.
Translated by Mai Huong