During the meeting on October 12 in Hanoi, both sides reviewed the outcome of cooperation under signed agreements and outline cooperative orientations in the time ahead. They expressed satisfaction with positive development of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership evidenced by visits of the two countries’ high-level leaders this year. They glowingly spoke of the role of defence and military technical cooperation in the partnership, showing their resolve to continue stepping up future broader cooperation. The two sides also reached a consensus on a military technical cooperation plan for next year, and exchanged views on the 2016-2020 military technical cooperation plan. Deputy Minister of Defence Be Xuan Truong affirmed that the Vietnamese army and people’s recognition of importance to the fine traditional friendship and cooperation with the Russian army and people.