Japan to transfer military shipbuilding technology to Vietnam
Japan will provide Vietnam with technology to build military ships, agreed at a meeting between their defense ministry officials on Monday, reports the VN Express.
The meeting between Koji Yamazaki, Chief of the Self-Defense Forces's Joint Staff, and Deputy Minister of Defense Phan Van Giang in Hanoi, saw the two countries agree on several future collaborations, including shipbuilding and economic manufacturing.
They also agreed to strengthen ties between the Vietnamese Army and Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, which will include more visits by the latter’s ships and aircraft to Vietnam.
Japan will also provide training in diving medicine and rescue and supply medical and rescue equipment to the Vietnamese Navy.
Vietnam asked Japan to continue training its experts in military technology, collaborate in developing strategies for its peacekeeping forces, and take in its highly-skilled workers.
The Japanese delegation, which is conducting a visit to Vietnam from 1-4 March, will also visit the 249 Brigade under the High Command of Combat Engineers, and the 147 Brigade under the Naval Command.
Source: VN Express