Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh on July 22 received Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae, who came to say good bye at the end of his tenure in Vietnam.

Minister Thanh spoke highly of Ambassador Ranjit Rae’s contributions to fostering the friendly and cooperative ties between Vietnam and India in various areas, including cooperation in national defence.

He expressed his hope that the diplomat will continue his contributions to the relationship between the two countries in his new position.

For his part, Ambassador Ranjit Rae laid emphasis on new developments in the friendly and cooperative relations between Vietnam and India , especially in national defence and security.

He praised Vietnam’s efforts in establishing close links with other countries in and outside the region, and thanked the Defence Ministry for creating favourable conditions for him to fulfill his tasks in Vietnam.-VNA