On the assembly, Senior Lieutenant Normal Hoang Xuan Chien congratulated Colonel Eugene Dudley on finishing his working time period in Vietnam and hailed his contributions throughout his time serving as South African Defence Attaché and Head of Army Attaché delegations from different international locations in Vietnam.
This contributed to stepping up defence hyperlinks between Vietnam and South Africa and successfully implementing the actions of the Army Attachés of different international locations within the Southeast Asian nation.
Emphasizing that South Africa is one among Vietnam’s lively companions in Africa by way of defence cooperation, Chien stated that over the previous time, defence cooperation between the 2 international locations has been promoted accordance with the settlement on defence ties signed in 2006.
Chien recommended that either side quickly speed up the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation, thereby including contemporary impetus to strengthening bilateral defence ties in the direction of the thirtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and South Africa (1993 – 2023).
This ought to be achieved with sustaining efficient session, dialogue and delegation alternate mechanisms, augmenting cooperation in coaching, defence business, and navy medication in step with the potential and desires of every nation.
The 2 sides must strengthen cooperation, share expertise in taking part in UN peacekeeping actions and shortly signal cooperation paperwork on this area.
In response, Colonel Eugene Dudley expressed his honor to work in Vietnam as a South African Defence Attaché and Head of Army Attaché delegations from different international locations in Vietnam, including that over the previous time, defence cooperation between the 2 international locations recorded sure achievements.
He thanked the related companies of the Vietnam Ministry of Nationwide Defence for his or her help and cooperation throughout his time period of workplace in Vietnam and wished that the Vietnam – South Africa relations in addition to defence hyperlinks between the 2 international locations will proceed to develop together with more and more shut connection.