Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh received the Deputy Minister of the People’s Armed Forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea , General Pak Jae Kyong in Hanoi on March 24.

Thanh welcomed the visit by General Pak Jae Kyong, which he said would contribute to promoting the traditional friendship between the two countries and two armed forces.

The visiting general informed his host of the results of his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, during which the two sides discussed international and regional issues and bilateral ties, for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Earlier, General Pak Jae Kyong and his entourage laid a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, and visited the army-run telecom group, Viettel, and Ha Long Bay./.