Vietnam, Cuba hold third defence policy dialogue

The third Vietnam-Cuba defense policy dialogue was held in Hanoi on Tuesday.

The event was co-chaired by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defence, and Sen. Lieut. Gen. Alvaro Lopez Miera, Chief of the General Staff and First Deputy Minister of the Cuban Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces. At the dialogue, the two sides discussed the situation in each country as well as in the region and the world, and evaluated the implementation of defence cooperation contents between the two countries since the previous dialogue. They also sought orientations to promote the bilateral partnership in the future, and discussed the compiling of a dossier on 60 years of history of the Vietnam-Cuba defence cooperation (1960-2020). Both sides agreed to continue effectively realize the defence cooperation plan for the 2017-2019 period and build a new plan for the 2020-2022 period. Vinh affirmed that Vietnam will send experts to Cuba or invite experts from Cuba to Vietnam to exchange experience in acupuncture and treatment of back and muscle pain. On cyber-security, Vietnam is willing to share with Cuba its experience in coping with threats in the cyberspace as well as in building and developing infrastructure for IT application, and solutions and tools to protect network safety.

Source: VOV5