Part of Vietnam - China friendship border defence exchange in 2017 (Source: VNA)
During a press conference in Hanoi on August 16, Deputy Political Commissar of the High Command of Border Guards Major Gen. Phung Quoc Tuan said the event will form part of celebrations for not only the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, but also the 60th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Border Guards (March 3, 1959) and the 30th anniversary of the All People’s Border Guard Day (March 3, 1989).
He added that the event also aims to enhance external defence affairs to meet modern demands. It will review the joint work to seriously adhere to border management mechanisms and agreements, especially those regarding the war against drugs, human trafficking, and trade fraud crimes; search and rescue, and the prevention of natural disaster impacts; environmental protection; as well as models of twin border stations and communities.
A highlight of the event will be an exchange with leaders of border guard forces from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry’s Border Guard High Command, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security’s Border Control Department, the Lao Ministry of Public Security’s General Department of Police, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Royal Army High Command, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ Border Division, and the Myanmar Ministry of Home Affairs’ Department of Border Police.
They are expected to share stories about their tasks in safeguarding border, sea, and island sovereignty and security, defence external affairs between Vietnam and the regional countries, and mutual support in border construction and defence.
Participants will be also entertained with music performances.