Sen. Lieut. General Vo Trong Viet (L) and Deputy Speaker of the South African NA Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli (Source: VNA)
 
Pretoria (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by head of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee on National Defence-Security, Sen. Lieut. General Vo Trong Viet paid a working visit to South Africa during August 26-30.

The delegation paid a courtesy call to Deputy Speaker of the South African NA Solomon Lechesa Tsenoli.

During a working session with Chairperson of the South African NA’s Portfolio Committee of Defence and Military Veterans Malusi Stanley Motimele, the Vietnamese side expressed their wishes to facilitate high-level visits to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The delegation said the Vietnamese Association of War Veterans appointed retired senior officials to its executive boards from central to local levels, serving as bridges among members.

Both sides discussed measures to reinforce ties between the two committees and shared experience in monitoring the implementation of policies on national defence-security and war veterans.

The delegation also held a working session with chief of the South African Police Services’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit, Major General Ledwaba, during which both sides discussed the progress of negotiating and signing agreements on anti-crime, extradition of sentenced persons, and wildlife trafficking combat.

The two sides underscored the need to strengthen their legal frameworks in order to consolidate the foundations for fighting crime in the future.

The Vietnamese officials learned about the history of South African air forces, as well as the potential for bilateral ties and measures to help foster cooperation in the field during a working session with Deputy Chief of the South African Air Force M. I. Buthelezi.

The delegation had previously also paid a working visit to Singapore from August 22-25. –VNA