?On 25-27 May 2013, the Indonesian Vice Minister of Defense along with President Director of PT.Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace) and officials visited Vietnam on a Road Show introducing CN 295 military transport aircraft to six ASEAN countries. The officials on board the CN 295 from Bandar Seri begawan and landed in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 May 2013 and continued to Hanoi, on May 26, 2013.
On 27 May 2013, the CN 295 Air Show and Joy Flight were held in Hanoi, with attending officials including the Vice Chief of Air Force and Air Defence Vietnam, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam, Indonesian Defense Attaché, and officials from Indonesian Aerospace.
Prior to the Joy Flight, the Indonesian Vice Minister conducted a courtesy call to Vietnam Minister of Defense, General Phung Quang Thanh. General Thanh acknowledged the good relationship of Indonesia and Vietnam, especially in armed-forces cooperation and conveying that CN 295 is the kind of aircraft the Vietnamese Air Force requires.
Vice Chief of Air Force and Air Defence Vietnam stated that he was familiar with CN 295 during his visit to Spain. He also expressed the possibility of the Vietnamese Government in purchasing CN 295 as the aircraft is manufactured in Indonesia, the after-sale services could be done in Indonesia, giving it the benefits of proximity.
Both sides expect further follow-up to the meeting and look forward to the Vietnamese officials to visit Indonesia in the near future.