Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army and Deputy Defence Minister (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –  A high-ranking delegation from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the VPA General Staff and Deputy Defence Minister is paying an official visit to Thailand from November 22-25.

The visit is made at the invitation of General Ponpipaat Benyasri, Chief of the Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.

During the visit, the two sides will focus on reviewing their cooperation over the past time and discussing measures to foster defence ties between the two nations in a more effective and practical manner, contributing to consolidating and developing the Vietnam-Thailand strategic partnership.

The defence cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand over the past years has grown strongly with practical outcomes, especially in delegation exchange, personnel training, air and naval defence cooperation.

The close defence partnership has helped reinforce and strengthen the friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the people and armies of the two countries.-VNA