PANO – Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Hien, Deputy Defence Minister, welcomed Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdrako Pocivasek to Hanoi on November 13th.

At the reception, General Hien applauded the visit to Vietnam of Minister Zdrako Pocivasek and the delegation from Slovenian businesses, and highly valued the defence cooperation potential of the two countries.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Hien and Minister Zdrako Pocivasek. Photo:

The Vietnamese host also believed in the further cooperation opportunities between Slovenian businesses and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry in the time to come, and pledged that the Vietnamese Defence Ministry would create opportunities for Slovenian defence firms to trade with the Vietnamese General Department of Techniques, the General Department of Defence Industry, the Signal Arm, and more.

For his part, Minister Zdrako Pocivasek thanked General Hien for the warm reception and underlined that their visit to Vietnam this time aimed to further foster the bilateral economic and trade links in accordance with the Economic Cooperation Agreement signed by the Vietnamese and Slovenian Governments in June 2015.

Translated by Van Hieu