European Union External Action

CEUMC official visit to VIETNAM

07/12/2017 - 00:00

The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Mikhail Kostarakos, paid an official visit to Vietnam, from 04 to 06 of December, at the invitation of the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.

The high-ranking EU military official had the honor to meet with H.E Mr Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and also with General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minister of National Defence of Vietnam and shared their views on issues of mutual interest.

Further, the Chairman had a meaningful and comprehensive discussion, with Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, on their strategic goals and actions.

Additionally, General Kostarakos had the opportunity to have a fruitful meeting with European Union's and Members States Heads of Delegations in the country.

In the framework of his visit to Hanoi, the CEUMC visited the Vietnam Peace Keeping Centre and the National Mines Action Centre and also gave a speech to members of the National Defence Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on: "The European Union as a Security Provider and the Role of the Military".