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Vietnamese Defense Minister telephones his Australian counterpart


Canberra, 9 November 2021 (TDI): Vietnam’s Defense Minister Phan Van Giang held a telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton Today. The pair of Misters discussed issues of mutual interest with each other.

Mr. Phan noted that Vietnam and Australia marked greater success in a strategic partnership in general and defense cooperation in particular. He was confident enough that the conversation will make the ways bolder towards defense cooperation.

Vietnam also thanked Australia for its firm support in the hard times of the Pandemic, particularly the vaccine support.

Additionally, The Minster also expressed gratitude to Australia for supplying doctors, nurses, and medical supplies to Viet Nam’s Level-2 field Hospital in South Sudan. The country also wished that Australia will continue its assistance for Viet Nam in UN peace-keeping operations.

Australian Defense Minister in return committed that they will continue supporting Vietnam’s Level-2 field Hospital in Peace Keeping Missions.

Multilateral Cooperation

Vietnam highly praised Australian contribution to regional Mechanisms such as ASEAN Defense Minister plus meeting (ADMM+).

While Mr. Dutton appreciated upgrading the ASEAN-Australia relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership and Vietnam’s support in this regard. He also endorsed ASEAN Chairman’s Statement at the recent ASEAN-Australia Summit.

Vietnam also voiced advocacy for the second ASEAN-Australia Defense Ministers Informal Meeting. They also pledged over the contributions to the ADMM+ Experts’ working group.

Earlier, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne also visited Vietnam to discuss ASEAN centrality. She is on an official long-term campaign to visit ASEAN member states.

Marise was received by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin. The pair discussed the state-to-state relations, as well as Mr. Pham, paid gratitude to Australia for bold support during the Pandemic.

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