Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong meets with heads of delegations from Laos and Myanmar

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong meets with heads of delegations from Laos and Myanmar

15:39 | 03/17/2022

(ADMM-2022) -  Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister had meetings with the heads of delegations from Laos and Myanmar on the sidelines of the 19th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-19) in Phnom Penh on March 16.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong (R) and Lieutenant General Khamlieng Outhakaysone, Chief of the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army.

Lieutenant General Khamlieng Outhakaysone presenting a souvenir to Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong.

At the meeting with Lieutenant General Khamlieng Outhakaysone, Chief of the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army, the two sides highly appreciated the traditional relationship, solidarity, and mutual support between the two countries in their past struggles for national independence as well as the present cause of national development.

Regarding defence ties, they agreed to effectively implement existing defence cooperation agreements between Vietnam and Laos.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong (L) and General Maung Maung Aye, Chief of the General Staff of the Myanmar’s Armed Forces.

General Maung Maung Aye presenting a souvenir to Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong.

At the meeting with General Maung Maung Aye, Chief of the General Staff of the Myanmar’s Armed Forces, the two sides spoke highly of the traditional and good friendship between the two peoples and armies over the past time. Regarding defence relations, the head of the Myanmar delegation stressed that his country wished to promote defence cooperation with the VPA, affirming to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese citizens and businesses to do business in Myanmar.

The delegations of the VPA and the Lao People’s Army in a joint photo.

The delegations of the VPA and the Myanmar’s Armed Forces in a joint photo.

Regarding multilateral cooperation within ASEAN, the heads of delegations from Laos and Myanmar affirmed that they would send their forces to attend activities chaired by the VPA in 2022.


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11 June 2021

ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group

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21 May 2021

ASEAN Regional Forum Defence Officials’ Dialogue

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7 April 2021

ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group

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