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White book on defense published

Updated: 09:17’ - 25/12/2009

The Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 8 introduced the white book Vietnam Defense 2009 in Hanoi.

The book, the third of its kind so far, is an official document containing basic information on national defense and aiming to increase understanding and build trust between Vietnam and the international community.

With three main parts and 11 appendices, the book includes Vietnam’s specific policies on important issues such as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, counter-terrorism, and its participation in the United Nations peacekeeping missions.

It states that Vietnam continues to develop a strong defensive military, which is rooted in peaceful and self-defense policies, stressing that the main purpose of the army is to defend the Vietnamese people.

The publication of the book showed the openness and transparency of the country’s defense sector, said Deputy Minister of National Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh, adding that the book detailed defense cooperation projects in certain fields and illustrated how Vietnam was participating in regional and international defense activities.-

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