Defense cooperation is an important aspect of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and China, a senior Party official said Saturday.
Truong Tan Sang, a Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party's Central Committee, made the statement in Hanoi when receiving a delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army headed by Senior Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian
Sang hoped the defense ministries and armies of the two country would further boost cooperation and implement agreements that have been signed in order to contribute to stability and development in the region and the world, according to a report on the government website.
He said the Vietnamese Party, government and army always value highly the cooperation with China.
Senior Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian expressed hope that the two countries would strengthen cooperation in national defense and security in the future.