Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Binh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, attended the event.

Speaking at the event, Thai Ambassador to Vietnam Nikorndej Balankura emphasized that the cooperative relationship between the Royal Thai Armed Forces and the Vietnam People’s Army has intensively developed over the past time.

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Binh and delegates at the event

The Thai diplomat congratulated the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense on its successful organization of external defense relations in 2022, including the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022. He expressed strong belief that the cooperation and friendship between the two countries in general and the Royal Thai Armed Forces and the Vietnam People’s Army in particular will be further expanded and deepened in the coming time.

For his part, Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Binh emphasized that with the good foundation of the enhanced strategic partnership between Vietnam and Thailand, the bilateral defense ties have continuously developed and achieved many practical achievements in such fields as delegation exchange and cooperation between arms and services and training. The two sides have closely coordinated and supported each other at ASEAN-led multilateral forums and cooperation mechanisms.

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Binh expressed his belief that with the political determination and efforts of the two sides, Vietnam - Thailand defense cooperation will further develop in the coming time for the benefit of people of each country, and for peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

Translated by Tran Hoai