The guests were the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, the Commander of the Brunei Armed Forces, the Chief of the Defence Forces of Timor Leste, the Vice Chief of Joint Staff of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Singapore Armed Forces.
Cuong thanked the defence ministries and the armies of the countries for supporting Vietnam in holding the expo, saying that it is the first time Vietnam has hosted this event which is of significance to step up global integration, strengthen defence diplomacy and ties between Vietnam and countries.
Via the event, Vietnam wants to discuss and listen to defence industry companies’ feedback on promising cooperation projects, he said, adding that Vietnam expects to promote defence cooperation with countries for peace and stability of each country as well as for the region and the world.
Vietnam pledged to create the most favourable environment for defence enterprises to do business and invest effectively in the country, Cuong said.
Expressing their impression for the opening ceremony of the expo, the guests said that the event is taking place at a time when the friendship and cooperation among ASEAN member states are growing.
They believed that the expo would be a success, contributing to boosting trust and coordination among countries for the sake of peace and stability in the region.