Vietnam and New Zealand sign an agreement on boosting their defense cooperation 2711134

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Defence & Security News - Vietnam / New Zealand

 
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:28 AM
 
Vietnam and New Zealand sign an agreement on boosting their defense cooperation.
General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam , on November 25th, received his New Zealand counterpart Jonathan Coleman in Hanoi, on his official visit to Vietnam. General Thanh affirmed that the visit by the New Zealand Minister of Defence would contribute to the friendship and mutual understanding between the two armies.
     
General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam , on November 25th, received his New Zealand counterpart Jonathan Coleman in Hanoi, on his official visit to Vietnam. General Thanh affirmed that the visit by the New Zealand Minister of Defence would contribute to the friendship and mutual understanding between the two armies.
General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam (R), on November 25th, received his New Zealand counterpart Jonathan Coleman (L) in Hanoi, on his official visit to Vietnam.
     

The two sides also reached an agreement on boosting their defence cooperation in delegation exchanges, education and training.

The Vietnamese general underlined that the two nations’ cooperation has continued to develop in various fields. He said that Vietnam is willing to cooperate with New Zealand on maritime security and to receive visits of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ships to Vietnam.

Vietnam highly appreciates New Zealand’s contributions to the ASEAN Defence Ministerial Meeting-Plus Cooperation (ADMM+) and its efforts to maintain and promote peace, stability and development in the region and the world, added General Phung Quang Thanh.

For his part, New Zealand Minister of Defence Jonathan Coleman thanked the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence for its warm welcome and said that New Zealand always attaches importance to developing its friendship with Vietnam, especially in defence cooperation.

New Zealand will also share with Vietnam its experience in carrying out peacekeeping training and missions, and addressing post-war bombs and mines, he said.

On this occasion, the two sides signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Defence Cooperation to beef up defence cooperation in the time to come.

 

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