A high ranking military delegation led by Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh attended the opening ceremony of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA2015) in Malaysia on March 17.

This is the largest exhibition so far since its first was held in 1991, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the opening ceremony.

LIMA, held biennially, is one of the most influential maritime and aerospace shows in the Asia- Pacific. This year’s event saw the participation of over 512 corporations and companies from 36 countries worldwide, showcasing 110 aircrafts and 65 ships.

By attending the event, the Vietnamese delegation aimed to update advances in technology in the defence industry as well as seek cooperation with regional partners.-VNA