At the meeting, General Lich welcomed Mr. Udi Adam and the Israeli defense delegation to visit Vietnam and participate in the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue. He expressed his belief that the results of the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue would contribute to mutual understanding and trust, as well as opened more opportunities for defense cooperation between the two sides in new fields. The host also affirmed that the leadership of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense will further create favorable conditions for defense agencies and military units of the two countries to implement the signed agreements and propose initiatives and new contents of cooperation in the defense sphere. General Ngo Xuan Lich (R) and Mr. Udi Adam Earlier on the day, the first Vietnam-Israel defense policy dialogue took place at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense. The event was co-chaired by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Israel hold defense policy dialogue for the first time
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Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh hosts a reception for Director-General of the Israeli Defense Ministry Udi Adam, Ha Noi, October 8, 2018 - Photo: VNA At the dialogue, they shared their stance on global and regional issues of mutual interest, and discussed measures to deepen the bilateral defense ties. The two sides expressed their delight at the sound Viet Nam-Israel relations in recent years, with the defense ties witnessing more comprehensive, practical and effective developments. Both sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, maintain the defense policy dialogue mechanism, and improve the efficiency of the two ministries’ working group to carry out the signed deals. They highlighted the importance of education and training collaboration, regarding it as a bridge to connect the two militaries. The dialogue was organized for the first time ever to concretize commitments of the two countries’ leaders and militaries to … [Read more...] about First VN- Israel defense policy dialogue held
At the meeting with Colonel PS Punia and Colonel Varandan Kumar, outgoing and incoming Indian defense attachés to Vietnam, respectively, General Vinh highly valued the bilateral defense ties between Vietnam and India over the past years, saying that it has been continuously expanding and developing in an intensive, practical and effective manner. Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh (2nd from right) in a joint photo with outgoing and incoming Indian defense attachés to Vietnam. General Vinh acknowledged and spoke highly of Colonel PS Punia’s active contribution to the bilateral defense ties during his term and hoped that in his new post, he would continue exerting all-out efforts to further develop the relationship between the two countries and militaries. Welcoming incoming defense attaché Colonel Varandan Kumar, General Vinh suggested the officer inherit and bring into full play his predecessor’s achievements as well as develop … [Read more...] about Vietnam boosts defense ties with India and Israel
Syrian state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” as aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a rebel-held town. The United States denied attacking the Syrian base, and France also said it had not carried it out. “At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.” When asked about the explosions, an Israeli spokeswoman declined to comment. Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces. Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what … [Read more...] about Syria says US suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it.
Vietnamese and Israeli presidents hold talks The Saigon Times Daily Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin (L) is welcomed by his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 20 - PHOTO: REUTERS HCMC – Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 20 to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations, according to the Government news site. The Israeli President, who is in Vietnam for an official visit from March 19 to 25, expressed his excitement to visit Vietnam for the first time and praised Vietnam for its socio-economic achievements. He said he believed the close cooperation between the two governments and between businesses would help strengthen bilateral relations. The two heads of state agreed economic cooperation would be a cornerstone of bilateral ties and that cooperation in science and technology would be … [Read more...] about Vietnamese and Israeli presidents hold talks