Ceremony held to send off Vietnamese artillery team to 2021 Int'l Army Games hinh anh 1Commander of the Artillery Arms Maj. Gen. Nguyen Hong Phong (right) presents gifts to the Vietnamese artillery team at the send-off ceremony. (Photo:qdnd.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – A send-off ceremony was held on July 26 for Vietnam’s artillery team who set to leave for Kazakhstan next week for the 2021 International Army Games.

It is the second year Vietnam has attended the Games’ Masters of Artillery Fire event. The team will depart for Kazakhstan on August 3.

The Vietnamese artillery corps received a five-month intensive training to prepare for the event.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Commander of the Artillery Arms Maj. Gen. Nguyen Hong Phong asked the team to stay united during the competition and keep themselves safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

He requested them to maintain high determination and discipline, uphold the spirit of teamwork and fair-play and deploy suitable tactics in order to achieve the best results.

According to the Ministry of Defence of Russia, this year’s Army Games will be held from August 22 to September 4. A total of 277 teams from 41 countries and territories will compete in 34 categories.

Teams from the Vietnam People's Army gained outstanding results and surpassed their set targets at the 2020 Games./.