Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh received visiting Slovakian Minister of Economy and Construction Juraj Miskop in Hanoi on April 14.

During the talks, Minister Thanh underlined the time-honoured relations between Vietnam and Slovakia , saying the army and people of Vietnam will remember forever the valuable support of the Slovakian army and people during the country’s cause of national liberation and construction.

Vietnam attaches importance to the cooperative relations with Slovakia in numerous areas, including the national defence-based economy, he said, expressing his hope that the visit by the Slovakian Minister would contribute to stepping up the two countries’ cooperation in the sector.

He also stressed the need for the two countries’ armies to carry out exchanges of delegation at different levels to seek cooperation opportunities in training technicians.

For his part, Minister Juraj Miskop said Slovakian defence businesses desire to work with Vietnamese partners in producing technical equipment to serve the national defence, natural disasters control, road and bridle building and other areas of mutual concerns./.