Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister (R) welcomes General Kim Yong-woo, Army Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea (RoK) (Source qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister, hosted a reception for General Kim Yong-woo, Army Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Hanoi on November 30.

General Kim Yong-woo informed his host of the outcomes of his talks with Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the VPA General Staff.

Kim said he hopes the two countries’ defence ministries will create more favourable conditions for their armies to enhance cooperation in the fields that they have signed agreements.

Giang appreciated the outcomes of the talks and noted that the Vietnam-RoK defence partnership has seen new and positive developments over the past few years.

He urged the two armies to increase experience sharing in training and participation in the United Nations peacekeeping forces as well as addressing post-war consequences and strengthening mutual understanding and trust.

Within the visit to Vietnam from November 29 to December 1, the RoK’s army chief is scheduled to visit the Hanoi Capital City High Command, the Commando High Command and Division 308 of the Army Corps 1, and pay tribute to late General Vo Nguyen Giap.-VNA