PM Phuc receives foreign military leaders

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 20 hosted military leaders of Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore and Thailand who are here to attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 30th anniversary of the All-People Defence Festival (December 22).

Speaking at the Hanoi reception, PM Phuc thanked the governments and militaries of the countries for Vietnam and highlighted that Vietnam’s defence policy is for peace maintenance and self-defence, which is affirmed in Vietnam’s Defence White Paper 2019.

Vietnam persists the advocate of settling outstanding problems, differences and disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law; not joining military alliances, not joining one country against another, not letting foreign countries set up military bases or use Vietnam’s territories against others; and not using force or threatening to use force in international relations, the leader said.

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