Deputy Defence Minister Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) and US Defence Attaché to Vietnam Col. Thomas Stevenson at the meeting in Hanoi on September 12 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh received the new US Defence Attaché to Vietnam, Col. Thomas Stevenson, in Hanoi on September 12.

Congratulating the guest on his appointment as the US Defence Attaché to Vietnam, Vinh hoped that during his term, Stevenson will make important and practical contributions to defence cooperation between the two countries.

He affirmed that leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence and relevant agencies will create the best possible conditions for the attaché to fulfill his duties.

For his part, Stevenson affirmed that he will make his utmost efforts to help develop bilateral defence ties with practical cooperation activities matching the US-Vietnam relations./.

VNA