(VOV) - General and Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh received Japanese Vice Minister of Defence Shimojo Mitsu in Hanoi on January 17.
General Thanh described his visit to Vietnam in the framework of national defence cooperation as a significant contribution to promoting the friendship between the two countries.
The Japanese Vice Minister of Defence expressed his delight at his visit to Vietnam which he said will make him gain a better understanding of Vietnam’s land and people and the history of the Vietnam People’s Army.
Earlier, the National Defence delegation led by Senior Lieutenant General and Deputy Minister of National Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh held talks with the Japanese delegation headed by Vice Minister of Defence Shimojo Mitsu.
Both sides briefed each other on the building of armed forces in their respective countries, compared notes on international and regional issues of common concern and bilateral cooperation between the national defence ministries.
They also discussed ways to promote the exchange of delegations and cooperation between policy research agencies in personnel training for search and rescue operations.