Vietnam, Russia intensify defense ties

Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich on Tuesday hosted a reception for Secretary of the Security Council of the Russia Federation Nikolai Patrushev who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

At the meeting, General Lich highlighted the fruitful development of the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia across fields, including cooperation in national security and defense. He also commented on the effective collaboration between the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense and the Russian Council.

Mr. Patrushev expressed his belief that the Vietnam-Russia defense ties will be deepened, following the spirit of a memorandum of understanding signed by the two Defense Ministries in 2013.

Source: VOV5