The Vietnam Air Defence and Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defence Force will promote cooperation in training and exchanges of delegations, especially in military aviation.

The agreement was reached by Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at a reception in Hanoi on September 15.

The two sides said that the agreement would contribute to promoting defence cooperation between the two countries to match cooperative ties and strategic partnership.

Khanh praised outcomes of the working session in training and exchanges of delegations and experience in rescue work. He thanked Japanese people for invaluable support to Vietnam over the past time.

Iwasaki thanked the Vietnamese government, people and for assistance to Japanese people in overcoming the consequences of earthquake and tsunami in the country last March./.