Major General Le Duc Manh speaks at the confence (Photo: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Military Regional English Language Schools (RELS) Conference, held by Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Australian Department of Defence, opened in Hanoi on August 14.

The biennial event, which runs until August 17, is being attended by senior military and education officers from the defence forces of Vietnam, Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor Leste and Tonga.

Addressing the conference, Major General Le Duc Manh, deputy head of the MoD’s department for personnel work, said this is an important forum for military and education officers to exchange knowledge and experience in English language training.

It also offers opportunities for officers from participating countries to build friendship, he added.

Affirming the role of foreign language training in international cooperation, Assistant Secretary Global Interests at the Australian Defence Department Stephen Moore noted that this year’s the conference will deliver English lessons for the various nations’ peacekeeping forces. 

This is the third time that Vietnam has hosted the RELS Conference.-VNA