Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh received Ukrainian Ambassador to Vietnam Oleksiy Shovkoplias in Hanoi on November 13.

The meeting is in preparation for the Ukrainian President’s visit to Vietnam on November 14-15.

At the meeting, the two sides noted that bilateral cooperation in military science and technology has seen positive developments in 2012, such as the exchange of delegations and experience sharing. They agreed to work to boost this cooperation in the future.

The Vietnamese side asked Ukraine to grant scholarships for Vietnamese military staff.-VNA