Vietnam, Japan hold deputy defence minister-level phone talks

Thursday, 2020-06-11 10:04:32
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Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, on June 10 held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Nishida Yasumori.

The call was to continue promoting defence cooperation activities between Vietnam and Japan after the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled. The two sides also shared information about their disease prevention and fight as well as discussed the regional and global issues of mutual concern.

Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh stated that Vietnam highly values the achievements of Japan, with the role and contribution of the Ministry of Defence, in COVID-19 prevention and control, as well as the international cooperation spirit of Japan in the sharing of information and experience in dealing with the pandemic, and its support for other countries.

As the fight against COVID-19 is still long and complicated, the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence wishes to continue cooperation, support and experience sharing with its Japanese counterpart, he stressed.

For his part, Nishida Yasumori appreciated Vietnam's efforts, especially the contributions of the Vietnam People's Army to the COVID-19 fight, considering it valuable experience for many countries in dealing with similar epidemics as well as other non-traditional security challenges.

He affirmed that Japan is ready to cooperate and share experience in combating COVID-19 with Vietnam and will quickly deploy defence cooperation activities that the two sides agreed right after the pandemic is contained.