Vietnamese, Indonesian navies deepen cooperation

Wednesday, 2017-11-29 11:33:19
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Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (R) and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Ade Supandi. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese and Indonesian army and navy forces should promote cooperation, particularly in addressing non-traditional security challenges and fishermen’s violations in overlapping waters, said Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Senior Lieutenant Phan Van Giang.

He made the statement while receiving an Indonesian navy delegation led by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Ade Supandi, in Hanoi, on November 28.

Giang affirmed that the Vietnam People’s Army will create favorable conditions for the naval forces of both sides to deepen their collaboration in the near future.

The two countries have enjoyed fruitful bilateral defence relations in the past few years, especially after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral defence cooperation in 2010, Giang noted, adding that the move has helped to enhance the mutual understanding and trust, as well as bolstering the Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership.

For his part, Ade Supandi wanted to increase the exchanges between the two sides to build sound bilateral relations, making positive contributions to the two countries’ ties, for regional peace and stability.