Major General Vu Cuong Quyet, Head of the Defense Strategy Institute under the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense, and Mr. Hugh Jeffrey, First Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Policy under the Australian Department of Defense, co-chaired the consultation.

Major General Vu Cuong Quyet chairs the event.

At the event, the two sides reviewed and discussed defense and security matters as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern, contributing to serving strategic research and staff work of each side.

Speaking at the consultation, General Quyet applauded efforts of the functional agencies of the two defense ministries in overcoming hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborating to successfully organize the event.

An overview of the event

Also, he affirmed that the consultation is an important cooperation mechanism between the two sides’ strategic research organs, contributing to enhancing mutual understanding, boosting cooperation between Vietnam and Australia for peace and stability in the region and the world.

Translated by Trung Thanh