VOV.VN - Vietnam’s armed forces should brace themselves to endure a long battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as no one knows exactly when the disease will be eradiated, said Lieutenant General Tran Don.
The army will develop a COVID-19 prevention and control plan based on a scenario for the outbreak at five levels in a bid to effectively deal with the epidemic, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Tran Don.
The Ministry of National Defence on March 4 held a largest-ever online drill in response to COVID-19 with the involvement of military units across the country.
The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has always served as the core force to, together with the Party and the people, achieve splendid accomplishments in national liberation and construction and defence throughout its 75-year history, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
The army should lead the way in preventing internal “self-evolution” and “self-transformation,” Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said at a meeting on December 19 with a delegation of exemplars in building the all-people national defence in 2009-2019.
The Vietnamese embassies in Germany and Malaysia have held celebrations to mark the 75th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) (1944 – 2019) and the 30th year of the All-People’s Defence Festival.
Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang had meetings with senior military officers of Russia and the Philippines on the sidelines of the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS-8) on April 24.
The Vietnamese Party, State and army will do their best to continuously consolidate and promote the traditional relationship between the two nations and their armies.
VOV.VN - The Royal Cambodian Army, the local government of Cambodia’s Kandal province and the Military Zone 9 of the Vietnam People’s Army held a solemn ceremony on June 28 for the repatriation of 33 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died on battlefields in Cambodia.
Defence cooperation forms an important part of the relations between Vietnam and Laos, affirmed Deputy Minister of Defence of Vietnam Sen. Lieut. Gen. Tran Don.
Tens of thousands of young people nationwide will say goodbye to their families and friends to join the military service in ceremonies held across the country from March 3 to 7.
A delegation from the Military Zone 3 of the Cambodian Royal Army led by Commander Duong Sokhon visited the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on February 1 ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has requested the army to maintain its core role in the all-people defence and security.
Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lieut. Gen Phan Van Giang has committed support for the Vietnam People’s Navy and the Royal Cambodian Navy to enhance their extensive collaboration.
Vietnamese and Indonesian army and navy forces should promote cooperation, particularly in addressing non-traditional security challenges and fishermen’s violations in overlapping waters, said Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang.
Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Nguyen Phuong Nam hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 19 for Colonel Weddy Widya, Deputy Director of the Strategic Study Centre of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.
Amid complicated and unpredictable global and regional situations, the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) must always stay alert and continually improve its combat strength so as to deserve being the faithful and trustworthy political and combat force of the Party, State and people.
A high-ranking military delegation of Vietnam led by Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich started four-day official visit to Indonesia on October 11 at the invitation of Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu.
Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lieut. Gen Phan Van Giang hosted a reception in Hanoi on September 21 for Deputy Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia, Gen. Phoung Siphin.
Leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence always create favourable conditions for cooperation between the general technical departments of Vietnamese and Lao people’s armies, a senior officer has said.