Lt. Gen. Tran Quang Phuong (R) and Col. Bu Duanhua (Source: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with China, a Vietnamese officer has said.

The statement was made by Lieut. Gen. Tran Quang Phuong, deputy head of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, when receiving a delegation from the Institute of Politics under the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) National Defence University led by deputy head of the institute Col. Bu Duanhua in Hanoi on June 17.

Phuong said that the two countries’ leaders have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations, including defence ties, during their meetings.

The defence ties have enjoyed positive development, reflected through regular meetings between high-ranking military leaders, he added.

Bu Duanhua said that the recent visit by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has created a firm foundation for bilateral defence cooperation.

He expressed his belief that the defence collaboration will develop further in the time ahead.-VNA