Deputy Minister of Defense attends ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces Informal Meeting

A delegation of the Viet Nam People's Army, led by Deputy Minister of Defense, Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army Phan Van Giang, is participating in the 14th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces Informal Meeting (ACDFIM-14) in Manila, the Philippines, from May 17-19.

The visit is made at the invitation of Commanding General of the Philippine Army, Major General Eduardo M. AAo.

The participation in the meeting has manifested Viet Nam's status and role in the region and world and affirmed the Party and State's external policy of multilateralisation, diversification, as well as international integration.

The nation has made joint efforts to maintain peace, stability and development to realize targets of the ASEAN Political-Security Community and express its support for the Philippines in the role of Chair of ASEAN in 2017.

Within the framework of the ACDFIM-14, the 14th ASEAN Military Intelligence Informal Meeting (AMIIM) and the 7th ASEAN Military Operations Informal Meeting (AMOIM) took place as part of the event from May 15-17.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam