Several Asia-Pacific Center for Security Alumni gathered together at a National Defence Academy visit in Hanoi. (L to R) Snr Navy Captain Do Minh Thai (Vietnam EC 03-1), Commodore Bruce Pepperell (New Zealand EC 99-3), and Group Captain Rod Fortune (New Zealand EC 03-1) attended the August Conference.
Group Captain Rod Fortune, who sent this photo, is a NZ Defence Attache based in Bagkok, but accredited to Vietnam.
“Recently the NZDF Staff College visited Thailand and Vietnam, and the chance was taken to catch up with my colleague, Snr CAPT Do Minh Thai at the National Defence Academy in Hanoi during the visit” said Fortune.
Fortune also noted that 2005 is the 30th anniversary of NZ establishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam.