PANO - The International Army Games (Army Games) 2020 hosted by the Russian Ministry of Defense took place from August 23 to September 5. This military event has helped boost defense cooperation among participating nations, and introduced cutting-edge weapons and equipment. During the games, participating armies demonstrated their tactical skills and capabilities.

Under the direction of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense, leaders of the General Department of Politics, the People’s Army Newspaper considered covering the Army Games 2020 an important political mission that enhances defense diplomacy.

Therefore, the newspaper assigned four reporters to make reports on the games which was co-organized by five countries, including Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Belarus.

The newspaper’s editorial board also organized personnel to boost information dissemination and work closely with other departments and localities at home and abroad to get updated information for its publications and conduct live broadcast programs on the games.

Specifically, the PAN’s online version live-streamed all matches in the “Tank Biathlon” event of the games in which the Vietnamese tank team was a participant. Besides live-streaming the opening and closing ceremonies of the games, PAN also updated other competitions of the games through its various publications. Nearly five million people watched its live-streamed programs, thereby promoting the images of the Vietnamese troops.

Below are photos taken by PAN reporters at home and abroad about the Army Games 2020.

Translated by Mai Huong