Vietnam, Mongolia boost defence ties
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (right) hosts a reception for Chief of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces Lieut. Gen. Dulamsuren Davaa on April 3. (Photo: VOV)
Vietnam and Mongolia should further
intensify partnership through the exchange of visits at all levels, cooperation
in personnel training and experience sharing in UN peacekeeping mission, said
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam
People’s Army (VPA).
Giang made the suggestion during a reception for Chief of
the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces Lieut. Gen. Dulamsuren Davaa in
Hanoi on April 3 who is on a visit to Vietnam.
Since Vietnam and Mongolia signed a Memorandum of
Understanding on bilateral defence cooperation in 2013, the two countries have
worked to step up affiliation in delegation exchange, personnel training and
experience sharing in UN peacekeeping activities, said Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van
He thanked the Mongolian Ministry of Defence for inviting
Vietnam to workshops within the framework of the multinational peacekeeping drill
Khaan Quest 2016, which is the capstone exercise for the United Nations Global
Peace Operations Initiative Programme.
Lieut. Gen. Dulamsuren Davaa, for his part, expressed his
hope to learn from the VPA’s experience in use and management of military equipment
and to increase exchange of visits at levels with Vietnam to further expand the
two countries’ ties in defence.
Last week, during a meeting with Mongolian Ambassador to
Vietnam Dash Bilegdorj, Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich affirmed the Vietnamese
Defence Ministry is keen on working with its Mongolian equivalent to implement
bilateral agreements more effectively, particularly in delegation exchanges,
military health care, logistics and UN peacekeeping mission.-VNA