Vietnam, China convene fifth strategic defence dialogue hinh anh 1At the dialogue (Source: VNA)

Vietnam and China convened their fifth strategic defence dialogue in Hanoi on August 10, aiming to narrow differences and create strategic trust for the friendship between the two armies and peoples.

Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the China People’s Liberation Army Sun Jianguo co-chaired the event.

Both sides discussed developments in each country, the region and the world as well as issues related to national defence and security.

Reviewing the outcomes of bilateral defence cooperation since the fourth dialogue, they discussed steps to deepen their defence ties, contributing to the long-standing friendship between the two armies and peoples.

During their stay in Vietnam from August 10-14, the Chinese delegation is scheduled to visit several units of the Vietnam People’s Army.-VNA