Rear Admiral and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Nguyen Van Kiem, who led a Vietnam Navy delegation aboard two naval ships to Brunei, was warmly welcomed by Major General Dato Tawih, Commander of Brunei’s Armed Forces, on November 20.

During the reception, Dato Tawih described the visit as a vivid symbol of the increasing relations between the two armies, including naval forces.

He also appreciated Vietnam’s great contributions to ASEAN, especially the proposal and implementation of initiatives in the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) and the ASEAN Naval Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM).

On behalf of the Vietnamese guests, Kiem said he hopes the visit will contribute to strengthening the friendship and mutual understanding between the two armies and people.

Brunei was the second leg of the Dinh Tien Hoang HQ-011 and Ly Thai To HQ-012 fleet’s trip to the three Southeast Asian nations, after Indonesia. On November 21’s morning, the ships will leave Brunei for their last stop – the Philippines.-VNA