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Monday, September 19, 2011

Vietnamese, Cambodian top defense officials meet in Hanoi

HANOI, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese deputy defense minister Lieutenant General Le Huu Duc met with Cambodian defense secretary General Mung Somphone here on Monday.

Duc welcomed Somphone and Cambodia's high-ranking defense delegation on a visit to Vietnam from Sept. 18 to 24, saying the visit would help strengthen solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries' peoples and armies, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Somphone thanked Duc for his warm reception, saying he was glad to visit Vietnam and witness the country's achievements in construction and development.

Both sides informed each other of their respective country's social and economic situation, as well as national security and defense, and agreed that they should expand exchange of visits and cooperation in such areas as training, logistics work, finance, among others.

During their stay in Vietnam, the Cambodian delegation will also visit Vietnamese defense minister General Phung Quang Thanh, the Military Academy, the High Command of Zone 7, and some units of the Vietnamese people's army.

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