At the meeting (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh received the heads of delegations to the third Friendship Border Exchange programme in Hanoi on August 24.

The deputy minister welcomed the delegations from China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar to Vietnam for the programme, which he said is an excellent opportunity for the countries to enhance their border diplomacy, contributing to solidarity, friendship, cooperation and development for the happy life of people in border areas.

Vinh asked the delegations to actively participate in the exchange and propose useful contents for the event’s activities.

The delegates thanked the Vietnamese Defence Ministry for facilitating their attendance at the friendship exchange. They agreed that the event provided an occasion for border guard forces of countries share experience in performing their duty, thus creating a foundation for building and foster sound relations among them in the spirit of equality, cooperation for mutual benefits and for peace and stability of the countries’ shared borders.

The third Friendship Border Exchange programme is one of the main activities to mark the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day.

The official event will take place on August 25 in Hanoi, with the participation of 17 international guest delegations from the ministries of defence, public security and security of China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar along with representatives from the five countries’ embassies, diplomatic missions, military, defence and security attachés in Hanoi.-VNA