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Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Minister of Defence Phan Van Giang received Chief of Army of New Zealand Peter Kelly in Hanoi on April 3.

Lieutenant General Giang, who is also Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), highlighted effective engagements between the two armies in line with their memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation signed in 2013 and the two countries’ comprehensive partnership.

He recommended the sides boost further exchanges of delegations and experience on UN peacekeeping missions.

Major General Kelly said his current visit to Vietnam helps him understand more about the country, its people and some army units.

He said he wants the two armies to extend joint work in human resources training, marine security cooperation, disaster aid and UN peacekeeping missions.

The same day, Kelly and Deputy Chief of the VPA’s General Staff Pham Ngoc Minh held talks and had a working visit to the commando high command and Vietnam peacekeeping centre.-VNA