Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Le Huy Vinh hosted a reception for Anatoly Chuprynov, resident representative of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, in Hanoi on June 23.

At their meeting, Chuprynov congratulated Vinh on his appointment as Co-chair of the Vietnam-Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Military-Technical Cooperation and chairman of the Vietnamese sub-committee.

Authorised by chairman of the Russian sub-committee under the Russia-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee on Military-Technical Cooperation, Chuprynov shared his views on the status and results of military-technical cooperation between the two countries’ defence ministries.

Russia wants to further enhance ties with Vietnam in this field in the coming time, he said, proposing the two sides convene the 22nd meeting of the Russia – Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee on Military-Technical Cooperation this year.

Deputy Minister Vinh, for his part, highly spoke of the outcomes of the bilateral military-technical cooperation over the previous years, particularly highlighting the role of the committee in this regard.

Taking note of Russian side’s proposal, he suggested both sides to continue effectively implementing agreements and improving existing partnership mechanisms./.