The Defence Ministry will hold a grand meeting in Hanoi on December 20 to mark the 70 th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 25 th All-People’s National Defence Day (December 22).

The information was released at a press briefing on November 25 in Hanoi, which was jointly held by the ministry, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education and the Ministry of Information and Communication.

The Defence Ministry also plans to coordinate with relevant agencies and localities nationwide to organise various activities on the occasion, including seminars on the development of the VPA, exhibitions on the VPA’s 70-year history, a cross-country cycling race, meetings of war veterans and ceremonies honoring outstanding members of the armed forces.-VNA