Vietnam and Belarus sign technology deal

20 November 2018

Vietnam and Belarus have signed a new agreement to collaborate on military technologies to boost defence industrial capability in the Southeast Asian country.

According to a statement by the Vietnamese government on 16 November, the military-technical accord outlines areas of co-operation in the next 12 months and beyond. The agreement builds on a similar pact signed by the two countries in 2015.

The new agreement – announced following talks in Hanoi between Vietnam’s defence minister General Ngo Xuan Lich and his visiting counterpart Andrei Ravkov – also prioritises technology transfers from Belarus to Vietnam in support of the latter’s production of weapons and equipment.

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