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Vietnam attends 23rd Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference

08:06 | 27/08/2020

Representatives of Vietnam attended the 23rd Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC) being launched virtually on August 25.

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According to VOV News, Lieut. Gen. Le Huy Vinh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, was in attendance at the 23rd Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs Conference (IPACC), which took place virtually on August 25.

First launched by the United States, the annual conference aims to reinforce friendship ties and mutual understanding between the armies of regional countries.

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At the conference on August 25. Photo: Vietnam Plus

This year’s IPACC event brought together representatives from 29 countries, with a specific focus on the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic and transnational health scares that could threaten the security of a nation state.

Besides, the significance and impacts of 5G mobile technology on national security, and the role of multilateralism in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region were also put on the table, VNA reported.

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IPACC took place in 2019. Photo: Army.mil

Lieut. Gen. Vinh’s presence in the event contributed to implementing the Vietnamese Party and State’s foreign policy of diversification and multilateralisation, and showed Vietnam’s role and responsibility in regional common issues as well as promoting its role as ASEAN Chair in 2020 for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

On the sidelines of the conference, Vinh received US Defence Attaché in Vietnam Colonel Thomas Stevenson, Viet Reader revealed.

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IPACC took place in 2019. Photo: Army.mil
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