Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Khac Nghien received his Japanese counterpart Kimito Nakae in Hanoi on Jan. 18.

Nghien, who is also Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, welcomed Kimito Nakae and his entourage and expressed his wish that the visit would gain fine results.

The Japanese guest expressed his joy at visiting Vietnam .

The same day, Japanese Deputy Defence Minister Kimito Nakae met with Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister. The two sides discussed on issues of mutual concerns with the aim to boost cooperation between the defence ministries of the two countries./.