(Bqp.vn) - The flags of seven countries participating in the Army Games 2021 in Vietnam were raised in a ceremony on August 30 at Mieu Mon National Militiary Training Center. Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Nghia, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Head of the Organizing Panel of the Army Games 2021 in Vietnam, chaired the event. The event was also attended by Russian Rear Admiral Andrey Subbotin Nikolaevich, a representative of the International Army Games 2021 organizers, and other representatives of participating countries.
This year, troops from Russia, Belarus, Laos, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, and the host Vietnam will compete in the “Sniper Frontier” and “Emergency Area” competitions within the framework of the International Army Games 2021.
Addressing the event, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Nghia warmly welcomed all participating contingents. He emphasized that the flag-raising ceremony showed the host Vietnam’s respect for the principle of military diplomacy and at the same time creating a driving force for the participants.
Stressing the games’ solidarity spirit to foster friendship, strengthen peace, cooperation and development for a world of peace and stability, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Nghia wished participating teams good achievements at the Army Games 2021.
The official opening ceremony of the two competitions will take place on the morning of August 31.
Here are photos of the flag-raising ceremony.
The Guards of Honor of the VPA carrying flags of participating countries to the designated place.
The flags of participating countries being raised.
Delegates saluting the flags.
The flag of International Army Games 2021 being raised.
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