Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Minister of National Defense. Photo: VNA
The Vietnamese defense delegation availed itself of this opportunity to heighten the country’s role and position in the region and the world via active activities at multilateral military-defense forums, contributing to asserting the external policy of multilateralization and diversification as well as the proactive policy of active international integration of the Party and State of Vietnam. Thus, the country will promote joint efforts to maintain peace, stability and development in the region, to realize goals of the ASEAN Political-Security Community, and to support the host country in its role of ASEAN’s rotating presidency.

Under the theme “ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces: All partners for changes and cooperation commitment,” the participants will listen to speeches by participating defense delegations and sharing views on maritime security and counter-terrorism.

In addition, the 14th ASEAN Military Operations Informal Meeting (AMOIM-14), the 14th ASEAN Military Intelligence Informal Meeting (AMIIM-14) also took place at the same time within the framework of ACDFIM-14.

Translated by Trung Thanh