Both Vietnam and Japan are willing to promote their defence cooperation through strengthening the exchange of delegations and cooperation in personnel training as well as other fields of mutual concern.

The willingness was stressed during a meeting between Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and visiting Nobushige Takamizawa, President of the National Institute for Defence Studies under Japan ’s Ministry of Defence, in Hanoi on June 3.

At the meeting, the two sides recalled the traditional relationship between Vietnam and Japan over the past four decades, affirming that bilateral defence cooperation has developed fruitfully.

The guest informed the host of the outcomes of his working sessions with Vietnam’s National Defence Academy, Institute for Defence Strategy, and Institute for International Defence Relations.-VNA