Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh inspects preparations for the 3rd Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange in 2016 (Source: http://baoquocte.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The fourth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange is scheduled to take place in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau and Yunnan province of China in May.

The event will be co-chaired by Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Sen. Lieut. Gen Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.

Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh on April 13 visited Lai Chau province to inspect preparations for the event.

He laudedthe province’s preparations, saying that the exchange is vital to tighteningdefence ties between the two nations.

He asked relevant agencies and forces to accelerate the work, ensuring the exchange will be a success, contributing to enhancing the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and China-VNA.