|Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman|
Reviewing bilateral defence partnership over the past years, both sides reached consensus on measures to boost their ties in the near future.
They underscored the importance of maintaining existing cooperation mechanisms such as deputy ministerial-level defence policy dialogue, meetings of the Joint Working Group on bilateral defence cooperation, and consultations between Vietnamese and Indian officers of naval, land and air forces.
Host and guest looked into the partnership between the two countries’ military forces, and cooperation in personnel training, defence industry, strategic research, post-war recovery and the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
They also discussed regional and global issues of shared concern.
During the stay, the Indian Defence Minister will attend the fourth Vietnam – India Defence Industry Business Meeting and visit several units of the Vietnam People’s Army.