Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien at the 10th Vietnam - RoK Defense Policy Dialogue

Taking part in the 10th Vietnam - RoK Defense Policy Dialogue, which was held at the RoK Defense Ministry’s headquarters on September 5, General Chien and his RoK counterpart Shin Beom-chul exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern, reviewed outcomes of the bilateral defense ties over the past time, and discussed orientations for cooperation in the time to come.

Regarding international and regional situations, the two sides shared viewpoints on maritime and aviation security and safety as well as emerging non-traditional security threats. Both sides agreed that maintaining peaceful, stable, secure and safe environment for navigation and overflight in the East Sea (South China Sea) is important to all countries in the world.

They voiced both countries’ strong support for settling disagreements and disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982.

They consented that the bilateral defense ties, based on the strategic partnership between the two countries, have gained remarkable achievements over the past time. Therefore, they agreed to boost cooperation contents such as delegation exchange at all levels, overcoming war-left consequences, participation in the U.N. peacekeeping operations, maritime security, education and training, among others.

The two sides also agreed to strengthen coordination, consultation, mutual support and participation in multilateral activities organized by each side.

An overview of the 10th Vietnam - RoK Defense Policy Dialogue

The RoK side thanked Vietnam, as the coordinator of the ASEAN-RoK relations, for further promoting the ASEAN-RoK Strategic Partnership, including the hosting of the first informal meeting between defense ministers of ASEAN and the RoK in 2021.

In turn, the Vietnamese side informed the RoK on its plan to hold the first international defense expo in early December this year and wished to receive the support and participation of RoK defense leaders and defense businesses.

Translated by Trung Thanh