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Senior Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh: Efficiency shown in border exchange and people-to-people relations

09:17 | 01/09/2020

On the morning of August 31, at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Member of the Party Central Committee, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission, Deputy Minister of Defense chaired the meeting between leaders of the Ministry of Defense and heads of Vietnamese representative missions abroad for the term 2020-2023.

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General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense and Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi chaired the meeting. (Photo: TG&VN)

According to the People's Army newspaper, at the meeting, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh outlined some main features of the mission situation, the results of international relations activities as well as foreign defense work in the current period.

Notably, there are a number of foreign affairs and defense cooperation such as clearance of bombs and mines, overcoming the consequences of toxic chemicals left behind after the war, joining the United Nations peacekeeping force that are directed to effectively implement by The Ministry of Defense. The annual activities of border exchange and people's diplomacy are closely coordinated, regularly maintained, and effectively brought about.

Vinh affirmed that Vietnam continues to implement foreign defense, international defense integration in an active, proactive, comprehensive, focused key manner, in line with the conditions and capabilities of the country and in line with regional and international trends.

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Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh spoke at the meeting. (Photo TG&VN)

The Deputy Minister of National Defense thanked for the cooperation and coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in general, relevant agencies as well as Vietnamese representative missions abroad in particular with the Ministry of Defense, its units and military attaches in the representative offices.

In the coming time, Vinh requested heads of overseas Vietnamese missions to coordinate with functional agencies of the Ministry of National Defense in organizing Vietnam's foreign defense activities in the host country, thereby propagating Vietnam's defense and international integration policies, and promoting the image of the People's Army of Vietnam with international friends, taking advantage of political support of countries around the world, contributing to protecting national independence and sovereignty.

On behalf of the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense, Vinh congratulated fellow comrades on the task of Head of Vietnamese representative missions abroad in this term and expressed his hope that fellow comrades continue to contribute to the work of military foreign affairs, and national defense on their working positions.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi spoke at the meeting. (Photo: People's Army Newspaper)

According to The World and Vietnam Magazine, Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Minh Khoi highly appreciated the achievements that foreign defense has achieved, especially in bilateral relations with other countries as well as participating in multilateral processing. Khoi also praised the results of the cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the past time, and sincerely thanked the cooperation between defense and diplomacy units in the external front of the country.

Sharing the directions of cooperation between the two ministries in the coming time, Khoi said that this meeting will help strengthen the relationship between the two ministries in the future in order to serve as a foundation for close coordination between the Representative Offices and the military's foreign affairs agencies in foreign countries.

Also at the meeting, the heads of Vietnamese representative missions abroad for the term 2020-2023 made a speech and exchanged experiences in the coordination between Vietnamese representative missions and military officials in other countries. At the same time, it is requested that the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and relevant agencies continue to share experiences and appoint directions in areas of foreign defense relations in countries where the Heads of the Agency Vietnamese representatives come to work.

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