Vietnam, Singapore hold 10th defence policy dialogue

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Deputy Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Singaporean Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Yeng Kit chaired the 10th Vietnam-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue in HCM City on Monday.

At the dialogue, the two sides discuss security issues in Asia-Pacific, co-operative processes at the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM), the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus (ADMM plus) and reviewed defence ties after the 9th Vietnam - Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue.

Both sides agreed that the bilateral defence partnership has made good progress in terms of exchanges, training, information exchange, navy and aviation co-operation and ties in multilateral forums. They also agreed to focus on enhancing training co-operation, especially language and international relations as well as military medicine ties.

The two sides expressed the desire to strengthen defence relations comprehensively.

They agreed to co-ordinate at multilateral forums, especially when Vietnam becomes ASEAN Chair in 2020.

Later, General Vinh and Chan Yeng Kit, signed a three-year plan (2019-2021) on ties between the two ministries.

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