Chinese Embassy in Vietnam celebrates 83rd anniversary of PLA founding

23:35, July 26, 2010      

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Chinese Embassy in Vietnam Monday held a grand reception to mark the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Zhen Zhongxing, military, naval and air attache of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam said in a speech at the reception that Chinese PLA has witnessed enormous developments in the past 83 years.

Zhen said at present, the world is faced with increasing non- traditional security challenges. Chinese PLA would like to enhance cooperation with army forces of other countries to combat terrorism, international crimes, natural disasters and pirate attacks to safeguard peace and prosperity.

Zhen said China and Vietnam have maintained good momentum of military exchanges. He expected the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to be further advanced.

Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh said in a speech at the reception that Vietnam will never forget the great and precious assistance rendered by the Communist Party of China, Chinese people and Chinese PLA for Vietnam's revolution and national construction.

Vinh said this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties and the Vietnam- China Year of Friendship.

Vietnam strongly believed that bilateral friendly relations will continue to develop in a stable and firm way for peace, stability and development of the region and the world, said Vinh.

Source: Xinhua


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