Vietnam, Canada to intensify defence cooperation

Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich and his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan have discussed potential cooperation fields like training, United Nations peacekeeping activities, marine security, the defence industry, and military medicine.

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich (R) welcomes his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan in Hanoi on June 5 (Photo: VNA)

The two officials met in Hanoi on Tuesday as part of Minister Sajjan's 3-day visit to Vietnam. Vietnam appreciated Canada's continued support for the Southeast Asian nation in training and engaging in UN peacekeeping activities, said Minister Lich. At the conclusion of the talks, the two ministers witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Military Training and Cooperation Programme of Canada. The agreement is expected to create more chances for Vietnamese officers to take part in diverse training courses in Canada.

Source: VOV5