Russia is looking to boost defence ties with Burma after losing its foothold in many traditional markets, including the conflict-torn Libya, Syria and Iraq, senior government officials have announced.
Vietnam will make all efforts to, together with Russia, continue developing the two countries’ relations in a deep and effective manner in all fields, including defence, President Truong Tan Sang has said.
Vietnam and Russia here Tuesday held ministerial-level talks to raise bilateral defence ties to a new height.
"At the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of implementing the consensus reached by the two countries' leaders, exchange of visits by high-ranking military officials, cooperation in military engineering, human resources training, and weapons purchase," said Vietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh during a press briefing after the meeting.
The two sides also agreed on establishment of a deputy ministerial level defence dialogue, Thanh added.
The two ministers also discussed about cooperation at the biennial regional multilateral defence forum ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM+).
Thanh said that Vietnam wanted to invite veterans of Russia and other former Soviet Union countries to visit Vietnam in order to strengthen relations.
The two sides have worked on issues which are vital to the relationship between the two countries, creating stronger impetus to the cooperation in specific areas, said Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
"We will join efforts to usher in a new development of the Vietnamese navy. Vietnam's submarine force is expected to be established this year," Shoigu said.
Shoigu is on a two-day visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart.
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