PANO – The Defence Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh, yesterday received a visiting Cambodian high-ranking military delegation, led by General Neang Phat, the Secretary of State of Cambodia cum Special envoy of the Cambodia Defence Minister, at the Defence Ministry Headquarters in Hanoi.
|General Phung Quang Thanh welcomes General Neang Phat |
At the reception, General Neang Phat conveyed the invitation from General Tia Banh, Cambodian Defence Minister, to General Phung Quang Thanh to join the upcoming 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting in Cambodia, and hoped that the Vietnamese Defence Ministry will continue backing the Cambodian Defence Ministry to hold military conferences under the Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship this year.
For his part, General Phung Quang Thanh accepted the Cambodia counterpart’s invitation and affirmed Vietnam’s constant support for Cambodia in successfully fulfilling its role as ASEAN’s Chairman for the regional interests and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry will share its experiences with its Cambodian counterpart in organising national defence meetings.
The same day, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh exchanged views with General Neang Phat on international issues of common concern as well as experiences to hold ASEAN defence conferences.
Translated by Van Hieu