Vietnam wants to learn from Belgium’s experience in participating in international security activities, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for National Defence and Security Nguyen Kim Khoa has said.

Khoa made the statement at a meeting with Chairman of the Belgian Chamber of Representative’s Defence Committee Filip De Man in Brussels on October 1.

At the meeting, De Man briefed his guest on the operations of the Belgian army, as well as the role of the defence committee in building the force’s action programmes in foreign countries.

Khoa informed his host of the challenges faced by the Vietnamese army in protecting the nation’s territorial integrity.

He also called upon the Belgian side to support Vietnam’s view on multilateral issues, especially those related to security and the East Sea.

At separate meetings with the Belgian Central Committee for Counter-terrorism and special units of the Ministry of the Interior, the Vietnamese delegation learnt about the organisation and deployment of fire fighting and anti-terrorism forces in Belgium and Europe at large.

The Belgian side pledged further cooperation with Vietnam in the field of public security and defence.

Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation met with representatives from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and asked them to start a defence and security dialogue with Vietnam.-VNA