5th Vietnam-Australia foreign affairs, defence strategic dialogue

(VOVWORLD) -The 5th Foreign Affairs and Defence Strategic Dialogue at deputy ministerial level between Vietnam and Australia took place in Canberra today/ Wednesday.
5th Vietnam-Australia foreign affairs, defence strategic dialogue - ảnh 1The Vietnamese delegation at the dialogue (Photo: VNA) 

The event was chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy, Australia’s Deputy Secretary of Defence Rebecca Skinner and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gary Quinlan.

The two sides agreed to continue boosting Vietnam-Australia relations in the fields of politics, economics, trade, defence, security, agriculture, education and training, tourism and people-to-people diplomacy.

They pledged to work closely on preparations for high-ranking leaders’ visits in anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties in 2018. Delegates stressed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, maritime and aviation freedom and safety in the region, and solving disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982.

They pledged to maintain close coordination at multilateral forums, including the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and forums led by ASEAN such as the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum, in order to promote dialogue and cooperation.