At the reception, the Vietnamese general confirmed that Vietnam and Poland have a traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperative ties, including defense cooperation.

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hoai Nam (R) receives Polish ambassador to Vietnam Wojciech Gerwel.

Expressing thanks to the Polish Government for its timely support for Vietnam in the COVID-19 prevention and control effort, General Nam emphasized that it demonstrated the good tradition and sentiments between the two governments and peoples.

Also at the meeting, the host and guest highly valued the bilateral defense ties, stressing that they have been boosted since the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the field in 2010. Both sides highlighted outcomes in delegation exchanges, human resources training, and defense industry.

An overview of the reception 

They said that due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, various cooperation activities have been postponed since 2020.

However, they agreed that the bilateral defense ties should be continued in the time ahead in a flexible and proper manner according to the developments of the pandemic. They suggested the cooperation focus on exchange of delegations, all-level contacts, especially high-level ones, so as to reinforce the bilateral defense cooperation in the new situation.

In the short term, the two sides should strengthen exchanges to soon approve the Vietnam - Poland defense cooperation plan for 2022.

Translated by Mai Huong