Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 22 received First Assistant Secretary of the Australian Defence Department’s International Policy Division, Scott Dewar, who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

At the meeting in Hanoi, Sen. Lt. Gen. Vinh noted Vietnamese-Australian relations have enjoyed rapid and effective developments in various spheres, including defence.

The two countries should intensify cooperation in training personnel, ensuring maritime security, fighting terrorism and sharing their experiences in United Nations peacekeeping forces, he said.

Sharing Vinh’s views on the expansion of defence ties, Dewar said Australia will continue deepening collaboration in this area with Vietnam while exchanging information on regional security.-VNA