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PM attends inauguration of Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and military officers pressed buttons inaugurating the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 at Gia Lam airbase in Hanoi on December 8.

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The Prime Minister says the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 opens up opportunities for cooperation in research and development of the defence industry in the world.

In his opening remarks, PM Chinh welcomed foreign exhibitors to the expo, which he hoped would create a positive opportunity for defence policy makers, as well as defence and security enterprises to meet, exchange, develop, and cooperate towards a world of peace, cooperation and prosperous development.

With a total of 170 exhibitors showcasing their products and technology solutions at the expo, this demonstrates a symbol of trust, co-operation and friendship, as well as the warm affection of international friends for the country, its army, and citizens, he noted.

According to the PM, along with the trend of peace, cooperation, and development, the world is witnessing an increase in traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Amid these situations, Chinh said it is very important to strengthen international cooperation, including in the defence industry, whilst upholding multilateralism, justice, international law, and building trust among countries globally.

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PM Pham Minh Chinh and delegates press buttons inaugurating the expo.

He took the occasion to reaffirm the Vietnamese foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification, and multilateralisation of international relations.

In line with this, Vietnam is a good friend, a reliable partner, and a responsible member of the international community. It cooperates with its partners for the cause of peace, equality, and mutually-beneficial development, whilst respecting the UN Charter, as well as the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, he stated.

As many as 30 countries from throughout Asia, Europe, and America are currently showcasing a range of weapons, technology  solutions, and equipment at the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022, which is scheduled to run through to December 10.

Chief of VPA General Staff receives heads of delegations to int'l defence expo

Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) and Deputy Minister of National Defence, received heads of delegations to the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 in Hanoi on December 8.

The guests were the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, the Commander of the Brunei Armed Forces, the Chief of the Defence Forces of Timor Leste, the Vice Chief of Joint Staff of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Singapore Armed Forces.

Cuong thanked the defence ministries and the armies of the countries for supporting Vietnam in holding the expo, saying that it is the first time Vietnam has hosted this event which is of significance to step up global integration, strengthen defence diplomacy and ties between Vietnam and countries.

Via the event, Vietnam wants to discuss and listen to defence industry companies’ feedback on promising cooperation projects, he said, adding that Vietnam expects to promote defence cooperation with countries for peace and stability of each country as well as for the region and the world.

Vietnam pledged to create the most favourable environment for defence enterprises to do business and invest effectively in the country, Cuong said.

Expressing their impression for the opening ceremony of the expo, the guests said that the event is taking place at a time when the friendship and cooperation among ASEAN member states are growing.

They believed that the expo would be a success, contributing to boosting trust and coordination among countries for the sake of peace and stability in the region.

Source: VOV/VNA


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