Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A high-ranking military delegation of Vietnam led by Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich will attend the 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), the 4th ADMM-Plus (ADMM+) and pay an official visit to the Philippines from October 23-27.

The Vietnamese delegation’s participation in the ADMM and ADMM and its official visit to the Philippines will be made at the invitation of Philippine Secretary of National Defence Delfin Lorenzana.

Its engagement in the events reflects Vietnam’s active, proactive and responsible participation in different spheres of cooperation within the framework of the ADMM and ADMM+. 

It is also to continue implementing Vietnam’s initiatives within the framework of ASEAN defence cooperation while affirming its role and position in the region and the world through activities at multilateral forums and promotion of common efforts to maintain peace, stability and development in the region.

Meanwhile, the delegation’s official visit to the Philippines aims to discuss measures to boost bilateral defence relations in the time ahead, thereby helping to intensify the Vietnam-Philippines strategic partnership.-VNA