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May 07, 2014 / 09:06

Vietnam, Brunei seek to deepen defence ties

The Vietnamese army always attaches importance to further developing relations with Brunei, a leading officer has said.

Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, made the statement during a reception for the visiting Director of Brunei’s Defence Academy, Colonel Haij Hadi Bin Haji Saim.
Host and guest reviewed their bilateral cooperation in defence in recent times.
Minh stressed that the two sides need to further foster their defence cooperation through promoting visit exchanges at all levels, as well as swiftly concretising the agreement signed between the two countries’ navies last year. 
He added that the two countries should also boost information and experience exchange in all fields, contributing to upgrading their defence ties to a higher level. 
For his part, Haij said he hopes that the defence ministries of both countries will continue creating favourable conditions for their defence academies to cooperate more effectively in the future.