Officers of Vietnam, China central military commissions hold talks

Vice Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister of Vietnam Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Fan Changlong on September 24 as part of the fourth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange.

At the talks at the border guard command of Jinping county in China’s Yunnan province, Fan hailed the success of the fourth exchange, which took place concurrently in Yunnan and Vietnam’s Lai Chau province. He noted the solidarity between both sides’ border guard forces has helped ensure stability and development in border areas.

Through border exchanges, the trust between the Vietnamese and Chinese armies and people has been reinforced, he said, stressing that trust is a foundation to enhance relations between their Parties and armies, helping solve disagreements and boost bilateral ties.

He suggested the two sides reform border defence exchanges and organise them in more diversified forms such as experience sharing and military skills competitions, turning the exchanges into an outstanding cooperation activity of the Vietnamese and Chinese armies.

Applauding the fourth exchange’s success, Lich said it helped the two countries’ armies and people better understand each other and enhance their confidence in the peace and stability in border areas and in the sustainability of bilateral friendship.

He also commended both sides’ military agencies and units for effectively implementing cooperation activities, keeping border security, and helping border communities pair with each other.

The officers signed the minutes on the fourth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange.

Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation visited a primary school near the Jin Shui He border gate of Yunnan province.

The Vietnamese delegation went home to wrap up the exchange programme on the day.

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