Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) presents a gift to outgoing French Defence Attaché in Vietnam Maj. Christophe Talon (Source: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on August 7 received the outgoing French Defence Attaché in Vietnam Maj. Christophe Talon and his successor Lt. Maj. Marc Razafindranaly.

At the reception, Vinh expressed his satisfaction at the Vietnam-France defence ties over the past three years, as both sides have maintained close cooperation in peacekeeping missions, military medicine and training.

He acknowledged and appreciated the contributions made by Maj. Christophe Talon to the ties, and hoped that in his new position, the officer will continue contributing to the relations between the two countries in general and the two armies in particular.

Welcoming Lt. Maj. Marc Razafindranaly, Vinh asked him to maintain and promote the results that his predecessor had made during his tenure, and have new initiatives to further boost the bilateral defence ties in a more practical and effective manner.

The Vietnamese deputy defence minister affirmed the Defence Ministry will create all favourable conditions for Marc Razafindranaly to fulfil his tasks.-VNA