Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh warmly received Viorel Oancea, Defence State Secretary of the Rumanian Defence Ministry, on April 13 in Hanoi .

At the reception, Minister Thanh said he hoped that the visit would contribute to strengthening the friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries’ army and people in the future.

For his part, Viorel Oancea said he was pleased to visit Vietnam and witness the country’s achievement in the national building and development process.

During the visit, he held talks Lieutenant General Le Huu Duc, Deputy Minister of Defence.

An agreement on defence cooperation between the Vietnamese Government and the Rumanian Government was inked during the visit./.