Defense diplomacy contributes to the remote defense of the Motherland

Defense diplomacy is an important part of party and state diplomatic activity.

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Defense Ministers of Vietnam and China and the border sign at the Tà Lùng border gate.
Photo: Trong Duc/VNA/CVN

In recent years, many measures have been effectively implemented that positively contribute to the process of international integration of the country, to the realization of the principle of remote, peaceful defense of the Motherland.

In 2022, a wealth of activities have been organized to help improve the international standing and reputation of Vietnam and its People’s Army. These include, among others, the Vietnam-China and Vietnam-Cambodia border defense friendly exchanges, the “Vietnam Coast Guard and Friends” exchange program, and a 10-year performance evaluation of residual bomb and mine countermeasures. From the war in Vietnam.

Vietnamese aircraft at the 2022 Vietnam International Defense Exhibition.
Photo: VNA/CVN

In addition, the leaders of the Ministry of Defense also participated on the 19the Shangri-La Dialogue, ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Conference (ADMM) and ADMM+, as well as several other international military and defense events.

In addition to multilateral activities, Vietnam also cooperates with neighboring countries, major countries, strategic partners, ASEAN countries, traditional friends, etc. in military and defense fields. continued to strengthen cooperation with

In 2022, the military leaders of many countries paid official visits to Vietnam and helped to strengthen defense ties between Vietnam and these countries.

A highlight of Vietnam’s defense diplomacy in 2022 was the successful organization of the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022 (Vietnam Defense 2022) by the Ministry of Defense. The event was held in Hanoi from December 8 to 10 with the participation of more than 170 companies from 30 countries, many ministries and organizations of Vietnam, and more than 250 international and national delegations.

Vietnam blue helmets.
Photo: VNA/CVN

The fair, which was organized for the first time in Vietnam, showcased technological products, weapons and equipment produced by the Vietnamese defense industry as well as foreign companies.

According to General Phan Van Giang, member of the Politburo, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Minister of Defense, the Vietnam People’s Army wants to develop international integration and defense cooperation with all countries, especially in the defense industry. peaceful purposes.

Minister Phan Van Giang said the exhibition is a good opportunity for researchers, manufacturers, units and armed forces to meet, work together and cooperate, helping to build trust, promote cooperation in defense matters and develop cooperation in the defense industry. parties.

As for the participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations, it has important political significance for the process of international integration in accordance with the recommendations and directives of the party and the state. In recent years, participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations has achieved many encouraging results.

According to Brigadier General Hoang Kim Phung, director of Vietnam’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (Ministry of Defense), the Ministry of Defense has so far sent 516 personnel to three missions in Abyei, South Sudan, South and Central African Republic and the United States. United Nations Headquarters.

In 2022, Vietnam sent two officers to the European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic for the first time. Recently, four officers of the Ministry of Defense received the decision of the President of the Republic to participate in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

According to the assessments of UN missions and agencies, Vietnamese officers made great efforts to fulfill the tasks assigned to them. They showed their professionalism and presented several creative ideas that made a good impression on their colleagues and local residents.

Vietnam’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations carries out various activities, including the organization of training, to ensure the quality of forces sent to United Nations peacekeeping operations. In the near future, Vietnam will continue to send its officers on missions and will finalize the construction project of the National Coordination Center for Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations…


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