PANO - A high-ranking military delegation of Vietnam led by Sr. Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff on November 8th started a 5-day official visit to Australia at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty (right) received Chief of the Australian Defence Force Mark Binskin on his visit to Vietnam in November, 2013.

The Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty had talks, on regional issues of mutual concern and reviewed major activities during the past 4 decades after the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The agreed that Vietnam-Australia bilateral relations with defense cooperation as one of the key contents in the comprehensive partnership between the two countries have obtained encouraging results.

The two sides also discussed measures to effectively implement the contents outlined in the "Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation" signed in 2010 in line with the Comprehensive Partnership of the two countries.

For its part, Vietnam expects to receive more active support from Australia, especially in multilateral and regional forums, so that Vietnam-Australia defence ties would be further developed, contributing to peace, stability and development of the region.

Translated by Huu Duong