Defence Minister receives Indonesian army official

Thursday, 2020-02-20 11:30:39
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Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (R) and Secretary General of the Indonesian Defence Ministry Agus Setiadji (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Defence Minister, Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich hosted a reception in Hanoi on February 19 for an Indonesian high-ranking delegation led by Secretary General of Defence Ministry, Vice Admiral Agus Setiadji.

During the event, held on the sidelines of the 2020 ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat, both sides spoke highly of the achievements recorded in bilateral defence ties over the past years, notably the exchange of delegations and information, personnel training, and joint work between naval and air forces, and coast guards.

They pledged to continue facilitating all-level visits, improve the efficiency of existing dialogue mechanisms, enhance coordination between the forces, as well as offer mutual support at multilateral forums, especially during military-defence conferences and activities chaired by the Vietnamese Defence Ministry during the ASEAN Year 2020.

Setiadji, for his part, hailed Vietnam’s proposal to issue a joint statement of ASEAN defence ministers on defence cooperation against disease outbreaks.

He said Indonesia will strive to fully realise contents in the statement, thereby effectively coping with the COVID-19 epidemic.