Deputy Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (L) meets Chinese Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe (Photo: VNA)

Beijing (VNA)
– Deputy Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh made a courtesy call to Chinese Minister of National Defence, Sen. Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe during his working trip to China from February 19-22.

Vinh said the purpose of his visit is to promote high-level exchanges between the two countries’ armies and build bilateral cooperation plans in the fields of military medicine, human resources training, search and rescue, defence industry, and involvement in UN peacekeeping activities.

He asked the Chinese defence ministry to provide equipment for search and rescue forces as well as engineer corps joining UN peacekeeping forces.

Wei Fenghe said China attaches great importance to its comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship with Vietnam.

The collaboration between Vietnamese and Chinese armies has been expanded over the past few years with positive developments and more practical cooperation mechanisms reached, he added.

The official accepted the invitation of Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time.–VNA