Second field hospital ready to perform its tasks: ministry hinh anh 1The meeting to review defence diplomacy in Hanoi on October 7 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of National Defence highlighted the active preparations for the second Level-2 field hospital while reviewing defence diplomacy during the third quarter at a meeting in Hanoi on October 7.

The ministry reported that in Q3, defence diplomacy was carried out in a comprehensive and practical manner, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

Visits by the ministry’s leaders, defence policy dialogues, border defence friendship exchanges, and officials’ attendance in multilateral conferences greatly helped enhance trust and defence cooperation between Vietnam and other countries, affirm Vietnam’s commitment to contributing to regional and global peace and stability, and safeguard the nation’s interests.

Regarding the participation in UN peacekeeping operations, active preparations were made for the second Level-2 field hospital to be ready to replace the first in South Sudan.

Besides, communications were also carried out in an effective and timely manner, providing an insight into Vietnam’s defence diplomacy, according to the ministry.

At the meeting, participants asked for stronger coordination among relevant agencies and better counseling so as to promote the effectiveness of defence diplomacy. They also stressed the need to keep a close watch on the situation in the world and the region to propose responses to new developments in relations and defence ties with other countries to the Party and State.

It is also necessary to continue working more closely with the Party and State’s external affairs units to prepare defence-related content for visits by Vietnamese leaders to other countries and by foreign high-ranking delegations to Vietnam, officials said./.