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Vietnam considers Russia strategic partner in military-technical cooperation

August 05, 2013, 15:46 UTC+3

Vietnamese Defense Minister believes the upcoming official visit to Russia will help specify ways of further military-technical cooperation

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HANOI, August 5 (Itar-Tass) - Military and military-technical relations between Vietnam and Russia continue to develop successfully, Vietnamese Defense Minister, General Fung Kwan Thani told Itar-Tass.

On the eve of the official visit to Russia scheduled for August 6, the Vietnamese Defense Minister said military-technical cooperation would make an important contribution to friendship between the armies of both countries and to further development of partnership.

“Russia is our strategic partner in military-technical cooperation,” the minister added.

In the last years interstate relations developed successfully. This corresponds to the spirit of comprehensive partnership between the two countries and benefit each party, Fung Kwan Thani said.

“The upcoming official visit to the Russian Federation will help us specify ways of further military-technical cooperation,” the minister said. “I believe that Vietnam and Russia have rather favorable prerequisites for the development of such relations. Both countries play an important role in the region and maintain friendly relationship over many years,” he said.

The Vietnamese minister stressed that the people had never forgotten the Soviet Union’s aid and support for liberating the country and contribution that Russia made to Vietnam at the present stage.

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