Vietnam, Canada hold first online defence policy dialogue

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Hoang Xuan Chien and his Canadian counterpart Jody Thomas co-chaired the first Vietnam – Canada online dialogue on defence policy on Friday.
Vietnam, Canada hold first online defence policy dialogue - ảnh 1The first Vietnam–Canada online dialogue on defence policy (Photo: VNA)

Both sides underscored the importance of maritime and aviation freedom, and upholding law abidance in the East Sea. They stressed that disputes need to be settled by peaceful means in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, considering it a common responsibility of countries and the international community, for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and development of countries in the region and the world.

Speaking highly of the results of the Vietnam – Canada defence consultation held on July 7, the two sides affirmed that bilateral defence ties are growing positively in line with the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral defence cooperation signed by the two defence ministers in 2019, matching each nation’s potential and demand. 
The deputy ministers also adopted the 2021-2023 defence cooperation plan, making important contributions to bolstering bilateral defence ties, towards the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Canada diplomatic ties by 2023.