On behalf of the leadership of the VPA’s General Staff, General Huong stressed that Vietnam always appreciates the whole-hearted assistance of the Soviet Union during the fight for national liberation and that of Russia during the current national construction and defense cause, while hailing the role of Russia in maintaining peace and stability in the world.

Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong presenting a souvenir to Major General Tsekov Oleg Mussovich

The host spoke highly of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership, adding that the two countries have been enjoying a sound defense cooperation that was particularly showed in regular visits to each other by their senior military officers over the past time.

General Huong also believed that the two militaries will continue expanding their cooperation, such as in combat experience sharing, education and training.

For his part, Major General Tsekov Oleg Mussovich from the Russian Eastern Military District, head of the delegation, agreed with General Huong’s comments and emphasized that the bilateral defense cooperation will be further boosted in the coming time.

Source: PANO/MOD

Translated by Van Hieu