The defense ministers of Vietnam and Malaysia have agreed to step up their ties by increasing delegation exchanges and strengthening cooperation in naval affairs, search and rescue, and personnel training.
The agreement was reached by Vietnam’s Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh and his Malaysian counterpart Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during their talks in Hanoi on Wednesday, as part of the latter’s two-day visit to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
At the meeting, the two sides expressed delight at the results of their defense partnership over the past year based on the memorandum of understanding on bilateral defense cooperation signed in 2008.
Minister Thanh highly valued his Malaysian counterpart’s visit, considering it a boost to the development of the friendship, mutual understanding, and trust between the two armies and peoples.
For his part, the Malaysian defense minister extended his thanks to Vietnam for its warm welcome and affirmed that his visit will help further promote the relationship between the two countries.