Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang receives Maj. Gen. Shen Zhihua from the Chinese Academy of Military Science in Hanoi on March 26. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang hosted a reception for a delegation of the Academy of Military Science (AMS) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, led by Maj. Gen. Shen Zhihua, Director of the AMS’s political department, in Hanoi on March 26.

Welcoming his guests, Giang, also chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, lauded the results of the workshop on ideology of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong on the Vietnam-China friendship and solidarity held earlier the same day. The workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Defence’s Institute for Defence Strategy of Vietnam and the AMS.

Vietnam’s Party, State and people highly appreciate China’s support in the past, he said, adding that cooperation between the two institutes for defence studies will improve mutual understanding between the armed forces and people of the two countries and further promote bilateral relations, he added.

Shen said strengthened partnerships between the two defence bodies will play a significant part in fostering their armed forces’ ties.

The workshop on ideology of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong took place in Hanoi on March 26 morning with both military and non-military scholars and specialists in attendance.

Presentations at the event highlighted Vietnam and China’s support for each other in struggles for independence and nation building. The attendees agreed that President Ho Chi Minh and Chairman Mao Zedong laid a foundation for the development of the Vietnam-China relations.-VNA