RoK’s army chief welcomed in Hanoi

During the meeting in Hanoi, Brigadier General Chieng Siak Kianinformed Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan of the outcomes of the workingsessions between his delegation and the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’sagencies. The two sides highly valued bilateraldefence ties over the past time, affirming that the two countries’developing cooperation in many fields has contributed to maintainingpeace and stability in the region. In the comingtime, the two countries’ armed forces will continue to strengthendelegation exchanges at all levels and organise exchanges between youngmilitary officers. Singapore will help trainVietnamese military cadets and work with Vietnam in submarine rescue andmaritime relief training, as well as share…… [read more]

Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, meets with the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus yesterday in Ha Noi. — Photo qdnd HA NOI (VNS) — Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, met with the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus yesterday in Ha Noi. Ty is also Deputy Defence Minister.Lieutenant Ty praised the visit of the top US Navy leader as a move to strengthen the partnership between the two armed forces and navies to…… [read more]

Minister of Defence General Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception for ASEAN army chiefs in Hanoi on November 26. — File Photo HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam People’s Army would continue to work with other ASEAN armies to establish new mechanisms to protect the region’s security. Viet Nam People’s Army’s General Chief of Staff, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, said this at the opening of the 15th ASEAN Chief of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM-15) in Ha Noi yesterday. He added that non-traditional security threats had emerged in great variety and were capable of leaving enormous consequences that…… [read more]

The Army Chief’s visit seeks to expand army-to-army cooperation and is the first visit by an Indian chief of staff since the two nations launched a strategic partnership a few years ago. It comes on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA).The visit contributes to consolidating the long-standing traditional friendship relations between the two nations said Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, on December 20 at a welcoming reception for Singh.Over past years, the strategic partnership between the two nations has flourished, Quan said at the reception adding…… [read more]

The Vietnamese high-ranking militarydelegation, led by Lieutenant General Pham Hong Huong,Deputy-Chief-of-the-General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, participated inthe meeting. The ACAMM was first organized in2000 under an alternative mechanism. Such a meeting is important forASEAN Army Chiefs to exchange views on situations in the region and the worldand discuss cooperative measures to deal with non-traditional securityissues.   ASEAN Army Chiefs in a joint photo at the ACAMM-17At this year’s meeting, delegatesdiscussed feasible cooperative measures and mechanisms which are commensuratewith the actual capabilities of each army in order to connect and exploit theoptimum of resources of involved nations and thereby improve…… [read more]

The Party leader made the statementduring his reception of Minister Liang Guanglie from China, Minister Douangchay Phichit from Laos, and Minister Tea Banh from Cambodia, inHanoi on October 10, who came to attend the first ASEAN DefenceMinisters’ Meeting plus (ADMM+). Manh expressedsatisfaction over the recent fine development in all fields of thecomprehensive strategic partnership with China, traditionalfriendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laosand the good neighbourliness and long-lasting relations with Cambodia. He highlighted close and effective cooperationbetween the Vietnam armed forces with their counterparts from thethree neighbours. He reiterated the nation’sunswerving policy of treasuring the good neighbourliness with China,Laos…… [read more]

In fact, the bloc has succeeded in establishing broad relationship with other nations in the world via the ASEAN Plus Mechanisms for the common goal of peace and prosperity. This is the result of joint efforts, solidarity and consensus among the member states, General Thanh said. Thailand’s Army Chief General Udomdej Sitabutr hailed Vietnam’s efforts to host the ACAMM-15, the 4th ASEAN Sergeant Major Annual Meeting (ASMAM-4 ), and the 24th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM-24), which contributed to fostering mutual understanding between military officials…. [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while hosting areception for Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Armed Forces Gen. Min AungHlaing, in Hanoi on Nov. 14. He spoke highly ofresults of the talks and the signing of a memorandum of understandingon defence cooperation between the two countries, expressing his hopethat Min Aung Hlaing’s visit will contribute to beefing up the bilateralrelations. Vietnam is delighted at Myanmar’s achievements, especially the country’s success in the recent generalelection and the establishment of the new Government, Dung said,expressing his wish that the two countries would step up cooperation ineconomics, trade and investment and support each…… [read more]

An Egyptian worker carries boxes of ballots at the Giza courthouse, in Cairo, Egypt. The vote on the draft constitution will be the first real test of the post-Morsi regime. (AP/Amr Nabil) CAIRO: Egyptians vote for a new constitution on Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi. An Islamist coalition led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for a boycott and “civilised peaceful protests” during the two-day referendum, but the interior ministry has pledged to “decisively” confront any attempts…… [read more]

Addressing aceremony at the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok where Prayuthhanded over the army chief position to him, Udomdej vowed to protect theroyal institution and government and work for the national interest.He assured to proceed with the Prime Minister’spolicies, support the government and promote national unity andsecurity. Additionally, the Army Chief also saidthat he would do his utmost to settle unrest in the south, affirmingthe willingness to have peaceful talks with all insurgency movements.According to the military reshuffle list endorsedby the Thai king on September 8, Prayuth’s four full years as Armycommander-in- chief ended on September 30. He will…… [read more]