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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 19 for outgoing Russian defence attaché to Vietnam Col. Roman Boytsov and new defence attache Col. Govorov Alexey Arkadievich.

Chien recalled the success of the Russia visit by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc from November 29 – December 2, 2021 and talks between the two defence ministers during the visit, which he said, made important contributions to further reinforcing bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership in which defence ties play a pillar role.

He said despite the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral defence bonds have been further deepened in various areas, notably the exchange of political and defence policies, reward for the two ministries’ leaders and officials, personnel training, multilateral activities held by the two ministries, scientific research and military technical cooperation.

The host wished that in any position, Boytsov would continue making active contributions to bilateral ties and ties between the two ministries in particular.

He also suggested the new Russian defence attaché Col. Arkadievich work closely with Vietnamese authorities to effectively realise major orientations and priorities in defence ties set by the two ministers during the talks on December 1, 2021.

Arkadievich vowed to build on the past achievements of his predecessor and partner with the Vietnamese authorities to enhance bilateral defence ties./.