A visiting senior Indonesian military official told his Vietnamese host in Hanoi that Indonesia always attaches importance to developing its defense ties with Vietnam.
Brigadier General Haryoko Sukarto, Chief of the Centre for Strategic Studies of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, made the statement in his meeting with Vietnam’s Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh on Monday, according to theVietnam News Agency.
During the talks, Vinh praised the outcomes of the earlier working session between the center and the Vietnamese Defense Ministry’s Institute for Military Strategy.
The Vietnamese official also asked the two agencies to outline specific plans for bilateral cooperation.
He suggested that the two countries’ defense ministries should upgrade their dialogue to deputy ministerial level and strengthen delegation exchanges in order to enhance the efficiency of their cooperation for the sake of peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
For his part, Brigadier General Haryoko Sukarto expressed his hope that the Vietnamese defense ministry will give more support to the bilateral cooperation in the future.