Reception to Celebrate the 89th Anniversary of the Founding of PLA
The Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands, Senior Colonel WEI Hai hosted a reception on July 28th at the Embassy to celebrate the 89th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Ambassador and Mrs. WU Ken and all diplomats of the embassy attended the reception. More than 200 guests joined the event, among whom were Brigadier General Roland de Jong, Assistant Chief of Staff and other officials from Dutch government, officials and representatives from international organizations in the Hague, diplomats, overseas Chinese, and friends across the Dutch society.
Senior Colonel WEI Hai started his speech by reviewing the achievements of the PLA in the past 89 years. He introduced Chinese military’s active involvement in the UN peace-keeping missions, anti-piracy missions and various military operations. Senior Colonel Wei reaffirmed that China will pursue the path of peaceful development and China’s military strategy is defensive in nature. The Chinese military will play an ever-growing role in safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and national interests, as well as promoting global peace and stability.
On Sino-Dutch military relationships, Senior Colonel Wei said that the past few years witnessed healthy, pragmatic and substantial development of the bilateral military relations. He believed that the momentum will be well maintained with unremitting efforts from both sides in the years to come.
During the reception, guests expressed their admiration of China’s achievements in its domestic development and spoke highly of its active contribution to maintaining global peace and stability.
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