The event was attended by Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defense; Lieutenant General Vongkham Phommakone, Lao Deputy Defense Minister; General Ath Sarath, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces; and leaders of Kon Tum province. 

Delegates at the conference

At the meeting, delegates discussed and agreed on the plan on organizing the first defense minister-level Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Border Defense Friendship Exchange at the end of 2023 in the shared border area of the three provinces of Kon Tum (Vietnam), Attapeu (Laos), and Ratanakiri (Cambodia).

This important event is to strengthen the solidarity and friendship among the three countries and foster the substantive cooperation among their local authorities, peoples as well as border guard forces to build a borderline of peace and friendship.

The same day, a survey of revenues for exchange activities was conducted. Sr. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien requested military agencies and units to closely coordinate with the party committees and local authorities of Kon Tum province to promptly complete the preparation to ensure the exchange program a success. 

Translated by Tran Hoai