The seventh defence policy dialogue between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) took place in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 (Photo: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – The seventh defence policy dialogue between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) took place in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10.

Deputy Minister of National Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh and his RoK counterpart Suh Choo-suk co-chaired the dialogue.

Vinh expressed his pleasure at the strong development of the Vietnam-RoK relations in the fields of culture, society, and people-to-people exchange.

He said Vietnam is keen to boost cooperation with the RoK and hoped the dialogue would help further deepen the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.

Suh said the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries has been reinforced in various fields such as economy, investment, trade, people-to-people exchange, and sports.

The annual defence policy dialogue plays a crucial role in promoting exchanges between the two countries as well as the defence ministries, he said.

It is also a good chance for the two sides to review their cooperation over the past time and discuss future cooperation development orientations, he added.

At the dialogue, the two sides talked about global security situation and other matters of common concerns, thereby increasing mutual understanding and trust. 

They focused on reviewing the outcomes in some areas such as exchange of high-level delegations, personnel training, marine security, humanitarian assistance in addressing post-war aftermaths.

The two sides agreed to continue maintaining and promoting the achievements and increase collaboration in defence industry and United Nations peacekeeping activities.

They pledged to step up coordination at multilateral forums such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM ), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Asia Economic Forum (AEF), Shangri-La Dialogue, and Seoul dialogue.-VNA