Minister of National Defence, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh received Simon Wong Wie Kuen, outgoing Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam in Hanoi on July 26.

Thanh spoke highly of the diplomat’s contributions to the developing friendship and cooperation in many fields between Vietnam and Singapore , including bilateral defence ties.

He also thanked the Singaporean Government for their assistance in English language and naval training for the Vietnamese Defence Ministry, as well as supporting Vietnam within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+).

Simon Wong Wie Kuen pledged to make continued contributions to developing friendship and cooperation between the two countries and defence ministries.-VNA