Major General Bui Trung Dung, Deputy Commander of
the Vietnam Coast Guard, is joining coast guard leaders from 57 countries
and eight international organisations at the 2nd Coast Guard Global Summit
in Tokyo on November 20-21.
Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard Major
General Bui Trung Dung (first row, first from left) poses for a group photo
In his opening remarks, Commandant of the Japan
Coast Guard (JCG) Shuichi Iwanami laid a stress on the changing global
security environment with emerging non-traditional security threats.
As no single nation could cope with security
challenges in an effective manner, the JCG in collaboration with the Nippon
Foundation is organising the summit to promote collaboration and
coordination among coast guard forces in the world, he said.
At the summit, coast guard leaders are sharing
experience in ensuring maritime security and safety in their countries, and
discussed measures to develop human resources to deal with the challenges.
Dung told Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent on the
sidelines of the summit that in the context of global integration, countries
need to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation to settle sea safety
and security issues.
Vietnam has fully engaged in and become an active
member of the bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the
field, he stressed.
Regarding the Vietnam-Japan cooperation in the
sector, he said that since the forces of both countries inked an MoU on
bilateral cooperation in 2015, they have organised a number of conferences
to review the collaborative contents and outline a new plan for the coming
Dung said Japan has helped Vietnam improve human
resources, organise scientific conferences and send JCG ships to Vietnam,
adding a ship of Vietnam Coast Guard will pay a visit to Japan in December.
In the framework of the summit, the JCG will hold a
rescue drill with the participation of patrol ships and aircraft of the
coast guards of Tokyo, Miyagi prefecture, Yokohama city and Haneda Air Base.