Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh gave a warm reception for visiting Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (RFSS) General Bortnikov A.V in Hanoi on April 3.

Minister Thanh hailed the Russian official’s working visit, expressing his belief that it will strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two governments and people, as well as between his ministry and RFSS.

Thanh spoke highly of the achievements the Russians have attained in recent years and thanked the country and its people for the support given to Vietnam in national construction and defence.

General Bortnikov, who is leading a high-ranking delegation to Vietnam from April 2-4, also thanked General Phung Quang Thanh for his warm welcome and congratulated Vietnam on its achievements.

The officials discussed measures to foster cooperation and contribute to maintaining the peace and security in the region and the world at large.-VNA