Mongolian Defense Minister N.Enkhbold has held discussions with his counterpart, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich on measures to promote closer cooperation. The meeting took place in Hanoi on November 28.
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Ulaanbaatar and Hanoi 65 years ago, the bilateral relationship has thrived in many areas such as diplomacy, the economy, trade, investment, agriculture and education while political trust has been strengthened.
In 2013, the two defence ministries signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation, under which they agreed to facilitate collaboration in the exchange of delegations, training, the United Nations peacekeeping mission, and natural disaster response.
During yesterday’s meeting, the two ministers vowed to step up defence cooperation within the framework of an agreement between the two governments, including the establishment of a joint working group to boost ties in foreign language training, military medicine, culture and arts, military sports, UN peacekeeping missions, logistics and defence industry work.
The two ministers also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual concern. Following the talks, N.Enkhbold and General Ngo Xuan Lich signed a government-level agreement on defence cooperation.