Lieutenant General Suvon Luongbunmi , Chief of the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army receives General Do Ba Ty (left), Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence. — Photo qdnd.vn
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — A delegation from the Vietnamese People’s Army (VPA) led by General Đỗ Bá Tỵ, Chief of the General Staff, is attending the 13th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal Meeting (ACDFIM-13) in Laos at the invitation of Lieutenant General Suvon Luongbunmi, Chief of the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army.
During the event, the Vietnamese delegation continued to attest the country’s role and position at regional and international levels through multinational forums on defence, and asserted the Vietnamese Party and State’s diversified, active and responsible policies in the international integration process.
The participation in the event demonstrated the Việt Nam army’s wish to bolster its relations with the armies of other ASEAN member countries. It affirmed the mutual efforts to maintain peace, stability and development in the region, with an aim towards realising the ASEAN Political Security Community’s targets.
It also showed Việt Nam’s support for the host country in its role as ASEAN’s Chair in 2016.
The ACDFIM runs from March 13 to 15. —VNS