On behalf of the Vietnamese Defense Ministry’s leadership, General Giang welcomed Admiral Um Huyn-seong to Vietnam and affirmed that the bilateral defense ties have witnessed remarkable developments over the past time, especially between the two navies. Notably, at the end of April 2018, the two defense ministries signed a joint vision statement on defense cooperation towards 2030 to boost defense relations to be on a par with the two countries’ relationship, the host stressed.

The two sides at the reception

For his part, the guest thanked the host for the warm welcome and briefed him on the results of his talks with Vice Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Vietnam People's Navy.

During the meeting between the two naval leaders, both sides discussed measures to bolster naval cooperation in the time to come.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (right) presenting a souvenir to Admiral Um Huyn-seong.

Highly applauded the outcomes of the session, General Giang stressed that the Vietnamese defense leadership always creates favorable conditions for the two naval forces to carry out their cooperation, contributing to cementing the friendship, cooperation, mutual understanding and trust between the two nations and militaries.

Translated by Trung Thanh