Defence Minister Genaral Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception for visiting First Admiral Haji Mohd Hanifa, Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy, in Hanoi on July 2.

At the meeting, First Admiral Haji Mohd Hanifa briefed General Phung Quang Thanh on his work with Vietnam’s Navy High Command. In which, the two navies will boost bilateral cooperation through many exchange programmes and the establishment of a hotline to address maritime issues of mutual interest.

General Thanh highly valued the bilateral ties between the two ministries and navies, and stressed that their defence relationship has facilitated the development of bilateral ties in many other areas.

He said in the coming time the two sides’ military and naval forces will strengthen exchanges of all-level delegations, young officer exchanges, cooperation in search and rescue training, anti-terrorism and piracy.-VNA