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MOSCOW, October 23 (Itar-Tass) — Russian and Vietnamese top military officials will meet in Moscow today to discuss stronger military cooperation between the countries.
Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, will hold talks with the chief of the General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty.
“During the talks they will discuss the state of and prospects for military-technical cooperation of the two countries and will also exchange opinions on some issues of mutual interest. In particular, they will focus on interaction in ensuring security in the Asia-Pacific Region,” the press service of Russia’s Defence Ministry said.
During its visit the Vietnamese delegation will take part in a keel laying ceremony for a submarine to be built at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg for Vietnam.
Foreign guests will also visit the 5th motorized infantry brigade in Alabino near Moscow to see combat trainings and activities in daily life of servicemen.