Vietnam, Australia forge maritime security cooperation

(VOVworld) - Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh held talks with Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews Wednesday in Canberra to promote co-operation in maritime security between the two nations. The Vietnamese officer is accompanying Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on his working visit to Australia. During the meeting, both defense ministers highlighted the beneficial results of co-operation between the two countries’ defense ministries in information and experience exchange in counter-terrorism, training, and joining the UN peace-keeping activities.

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Vietnam, Australia forge maritime security cooperation (Photo:dantri)

The two sides agreed to continue co-operating in these fields, especially forging links in maritime security, to contribute to peace, stability, and navigation freedom in the East Sea and in the region. Andrews said that Australia will be one of the leading partners assisting Vietnam in participating in UN peace-keeping activities.

Earlier Deputy Minister Vinh and Major General John Frewen of the Australian Department of Defense signed an agreement on co-operation in peacekeeping, and a memorandum of understanding on National Action Program on settling consequences of post-war bombs and mines.

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