Sen. Lieut. Gen Pham Hong Huong (R) and his Indian guest at the reception (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam always attaches importance to the defence ties with India, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lieut. Gen Pham Hong Huong has affirmed.

During a reception for Major General G. Jaishankar, an officer from the Indian army, in Hanoi on October 3, Huong highlighted the relationship’s development in all aspects, especially in training, the UN’s peace keeping activities, and defence industry.

Lauding support from the Indian army in the past time, Huong suggested both sides deepen the bilateral collaboration, with focus on training, military medicine, engineering, and experience sharing in the UN’s peace keeping operations.

The Indian guest, for his part, expressed his delight over the robust development in the India-Vietnam defence relations.

He congratulated Vietnam on sending the first second-level field hospital to South Sudan. He said that the Indian army has considerable experience in the peace keeping mission, and stands ready to share experience and help Vietnam in the field.-VNA