Sen. Lt. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich visits Vietnamese Embassy in Belarus
QĐND - Thursday, June 28, 2012, 21:26 (GMT+7)
PANO – Senior Lieutenant-General Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of Politics is leading a high-ranking military delegation on an official friendship visit to Belarus. During his stay, General Lich visited and talked with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy to Belarus on June 26th and called at the ‘Stalin Line’ Historical and Cultural Complex in Minsk.
General Ngo Xuan Lich briefed the Embassy staff of the world and regional situations that influenced Vietnam’s socio-economic development, social order and national protection. Especially, the Director of the General Department of Politics also informed the Embassy staff of the Party and State’s policies to develop socio-economy, strengthen national defence and foreign affairs; results of the third session of the National Assembly’s 13th tenure and results of his delegation’s working visit to Belarus.
Senior Lieutenant-General Lich also asked the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy to Belarus to grasp thoroughly the Party and State’s foreign affairs guidelines; actively promote the process of international integration with a stance of independence, self-reliance and development, making contributions to enhancing Vietnamese position in the international arena, following the principle that Vietnam is a reliable friend and partner of international community.
Senior Lieutenant - General Ngo Xuan Lich visits the ‘Stalin Line’ Historical and Cultural Complex in Minsk.
With regard to the Vietnam-Belarus relations, General Ngo Xuan Lich said that the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, Vietnamese community and students in Belarus should show the deep gratitude of the Vietnamese State and people to the wholehearted and effective supports of the people of the former Soviet Union and of the Belarusian people to the Vietnam’s cause for national liberation and reunification and contribute to further development of the bilateral traditional friendship and cooperation.
Earlier, Senior Lieutenant-General Ngo Xuan Lich and his entourage high-ranking military delegates paid a visit to the ‘Stalin defence Line’ Historical and Cultural Museum, 50km away from Minsk City. The ‘Stalin defence Line’, set up by the Soviet State and Red Army and the Belarusian people, is the chain of defensive installations along the former USSR frontier from Karelian Isthmus to the coast of the Black Sea. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War (WW2), in 2005, the Belarusian State and people decided to turn the former defence line into the out-door historical and cultural museum, displaying a large selection of military vehicles and weapons made by the former Soviet Union from the WW2 to the 1990s. The ‘Stalin defence Line’ Museum is a living evidence to commemorate people who died during the wars as well as educate Belarusian young people of the patriotism and heroism.
Translated by Van Hieu