Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh received deputy head of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Genrich Alexandrovich Sofronov in Hanoi on December 2.

The guest is in Vietnam to attend a seminar on occupational medicine and health care for submarine crews.

According to Khanh, the theme of the seminar is new but useful for Vietnam as it prepares to establish a submarine force.

He said he hopes Russia will share its experience and boost cooperation with Vietnam so that the country can develop a line-up of submarine officials who can ensure national protection in the new context.

Genrich Alexandrovich Sofronov said Russia is willing to share with Vietnam its experience in taking care of sailors serving in submarines.-VNA