The ten-day festival attracted the participation of around 1,900 athletes, coaches, referees and supporting personnel from 29 units in the whole region. Athletes will compete in various sport events, including combined military sports, “Strong soldiers,” military swimming, hurdle race, unarmed martial arts, volleyball, men’ and women’s table tennis, cross-country race, badminton and tennis. At the opening ceremony Addressing the opening ceremony, General San affirmed that over the past years, together with fulfilling training and combat readiness missions and unit building, Military Region 3’s units have paid attention to physical training and sports movement, contributing to raising physical fitness and combat readiness capabilities of the armed forces. He said that the festival is an important opportunity for the military region’s leadership to evaluate physical training and sports movement of its affiliated units and find the best … [Read more...] about Military Region 3 hosts defense sports festival
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At the dialogue, Vice Admiral Hervé de Bonnaventure, Deputy Director General for International Relations and Strategy under the French Ministry of Defense, emphasized that France highly appreciates role and position of Vietnam in the region and wants to expand defense cooperation with the country for the sake of regional peace, stability, and development. Vice Admiral Bonnaventure expressed his delight at the positive outcomes of the bilateral defense cooperation and believed that such a dialogue mechanism would contribute to further promoting the bilateral relationship in the time to come. The host wished that Vietnam would support France to participate in regional security mechanisms and promote relations with nations in the Asia-Pacific, especially when Vietnam takes ASEAN Chair in 2020. General Vinh stressed the importance of the first Vietnam-France Strategy and Defense Cooperation Dialogue. Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Vice Admiral … [Read more...] about Vietnam, France further deepen defense relations
The Hanoitimes - Deepened defense ties would help Hanoi and Jakarta both better solve bilateral and regional maritime issues. Vietnam, Indonesia agree to no use of force for fishermen Vietnam and Indonesia have held first defense dialogue in Hanoi early this week as part of efforts to strengthen their relations and partnership in the course of escalating tensions in the contested South China Sea. Vietnamese Defense Minister, General Ngo Xuan Lich and Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense Vice Admiral Agus Setiadji in Hanoi. Photo: VNA Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh and Secretary General of the Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense Vice Admiral Agus Setiadji co-chaired the first Vietnam-Indonesia Defense Policy Dialogue in Hanoi on June 25, local media reported. Both sides agreed to continue exchanging delegations, improving the efficiency of existing dialogue mechanisms, strengthening cooperation activities among armed … [Read more...] about What’s new from first Vietnam-Indonesia defense dialogue?
On the afternoon of May 27, General Ngo Xuan Lich hosted an official reception for the Chinese Defense Minister at the Headquarters of the Vietnamese Defense Ministry. After the reception, the two defense ministers had talks. At the talks, the two sides exchanged views on domestic, regional, and international situations as well as the bilateral defense cooperation. They also reviewed the implementation of the protocol on bilateral defense cooperation signed in 2003 and the joint vision statement on defense cooperation toward 2025 between the two defense ministries. The two defense ministers at the reception Defense delegations of the two countries pose for a joint photo. The two sides agreed that the bilateral defense cooperation has seen positive development with high political trust, deserving to be an important pillar of the Vietnam-China overall relations. Over the past time, the two countries maintained high-level delegation exchanges and visits of … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China to beef up defense cooperation
On May 6, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan hosted an official reception ceremony for the Vietnamese Defense Minister and his entourage in Ottawa, Canada. At the bilateral talks held later, the host warmly welcomed the visiting delegation, and highly appreciated the first ever visit of a Vietnamese Defense Minister to the country since the two countries established domestic relations in 1973. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan reviews Canadian Guard of Honor For his part, General Lich thanked the host for the solemn reception and hoped that his visit would contribute positively to the Vietnam-Canada comprehensive partnership. During the meeting, the two defense ministers exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual concern. The guest stressed Canada is connected to three oceans, including the Pacific, so it has interests in the region. The country will promote cooperation with regional … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Canada sign MoU on defense cooperation