Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh received Brigadier General Haryoko Sukarto, Chief of the Centre for Strategic Studies of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, in Hanoi on December 1.

During the reception, Vinh spoke highly of the outcomes of the working session between the centre and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’s Institute for Military Strategy. He asked the two agencies to work out specific plans for cooperation.

The two countries’ defence ministries should upgrade their defence policy dialogue to deputy ministerial level, as well as speeding up delegation exchanges in order to strengthen mutual understanding and effective cooperation for an ASEAN region of peace, stability and prosperity, he added.

The guest affirmed that Indonesia always attaches importance to developing its defence ties with Vietnam.

He expressed hope for more support from the Vietnamese ministry to facilitate the collaboration between the two agencies, thus contributing to intensifying the bilateral friendship.-VNA