Senior Colonel Vu Thanh Van, Director of the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense’s Department of Foreign Relations, and Colonel Sean Wat, Director of the Singapore Ministry of Defense's Defense Policy Bureau, co-chaired the event.

Senior Colonel Vu Thanh Van speaks at the event.

Over eight times of launching, the bilateral Joint Working Group mechanism has proven to be increasingly effective in promoting practical cooperation between the two militaries, particularly in the areas of delegation exchange, maintaining mechanisms for cooperation, information sharing, training and education, and mutual consultation on multilateral issues.

Scene at the event

In the coming time, both sides will make recommendations to the leaders of the two defense ministries to continue paying attention to directing delegation exchange, especially high-level delegations, sharing views and building mutual trust. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese and Singaporean defense ministries should also promote the effectiveness of cooperation mechanisms and focus on other fields such as training, cooperation among services and arms, and military medicine, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting each other at multilateral mechanisms and forums.

In addition, the two sides also agreed to make good preparations for the 12th Vietnam-Singapore Defense Policy Dialogue in the time to come.

Translated by Minh Anh