Minister Thanh highlighted the importance of the visit coming in the lead up to the establishment of ASEAN Community later this year. He emphasized the visit would contribute greatly to strengthening the traditional friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the two nations and armies.

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The Malaysian Minister of Defence in turn echoed Minister Thanh’s sentiments saying he was confident the visit would further enhance the ties of friendship between the two nations in the time ahead.


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Both ministers positively assessed the cooperative results of bilateral defence ties over the past few years, since the signing of a 2008 defence cooperation agreement and affirmed they would continue to advance relations.
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