Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh held talks with his Republic of Korea counterpart Han Min-koo in Hanoi on May 28 on measures to further tighten defence relations between the two countries.

Minister Phung Quang Thanh highlighted the rapid and strong growth of the cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK across the fields during recent years. He said he believes the visit by Minister Han Min-koo will contribute to bilateral ties in the field of defence.

The RoK Defence Minister expressed hope that defence ties will be enhanced to match the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

Defence Minister Han Min-koo is in Vietnam for an official visit from May 27-29 at the invitation of Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh.

Vietnam and the RoK signed an MoU on defence cooperation in 2010. The two countries have been holding bilateral strategic defence dialogues at deputy ministerial level since 2012.-VNA