Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Be Xuan Truong  (R) and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lukas Kaucky (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Be Xuan Truong hosted a reception in Hanoi on March 15 for Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lukas Kaucky, who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

During the meeting, Kaucky expressed his impression of Vietnam’s land and people.

He highlighted the flourishing development of the relations between his country and Vietnam in recent years, saying that this is a favourable condition for the two sides to further strengthen their traditional friendship and cooperation, including defence ties.

For his part, Truong said Vietnam and Czech boast fine bilateral relations in many fields.

The defence bond has recorded practical and strong developments since the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral defence cooperation in 2012.  

Truong suggested Kaucky pay more attention to promoting the bilateral defence ties, especially exchange of high-ranking delegations, personnel training, defence industry cooperation, overcoming consequences of war, and joining UN peacekeeping activities.-VNA