A deputy minister level dialogue on defense strategies between Vietnam and South Korea has been held for the first time in Hanoi, the Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.
At the meeting on Tuesday, Vietnam's Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and his Korean counterpart Lee Young Geol agreed that the relationship between the two countries is entering a new stage of development with cooperation in all sectors being deepened, including national defense.
They also agreed on various measures to further strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries, the news agency said.
Activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-South Korea diplomatic relationship this year were also discussed at the meeting.
The dialogue will be organized for the second time in South Korea next year, the Vietnam News Agency report said, adding that after the meeting, Lee led the Korean delegation to meet with Vietnam's Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh.
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