At the meeting, the delegation was briefed on task accomplishment of the provincial military and border commands in 2018, their missions in 2019 as well as their preparations for the fifth Vietnam-China Border Defense Friendship Exchange. 

General Lich praised the units’ achievements over the past time, noting that they well accomplished their assigned missions, contributing to building the armed forces to meet the requirements of the national protection mission in the current context.

General Ngo Xuan Lich visiting Cao Bang provincial Military Command

Speaking highly of good coordination between the two commands and other forces in carrying out military and defense missions as well as safeguarding security along the border area, the defense minister asked them to continue following local situations, promote military-civilian solidarity, strengthen coordination with relevant forces, and actively give advice to local authorities to fulfill military-defense work.

He also lauded provincial armed forces for making good preparations for the fifth Vietnam-China Border Defense Friendship Exchange and requested units to be fully aware of the significance of the exchange, so as to effective implement border external affairs to consolidate friendship with border protection forces of the neighboring country.

Translated by Tran Hoai