Reception to Celebrate the 88th Anniversary of the Founding of PLA
The Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands, Senior Colonel Wang Jingguo hosted a reception on July 30th at the Embassy to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Ambassador Chen Xu and all diplomats of the embassy attended the reception. More than 200 guests joined the event, among whom were General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defense and officials from Dutch government, Mr. Ahmet Uzumcu, Director General of OPCW and other officials and representatives from international organizations in the Hague, diplomats, overseas Chinese, and friends across the Dutch society.
In his speech at the reception, Senior Colonel Wang Jingguo reviewed the achievements of the PLA in the past 88 years and elaborated on the peaceful development of China. He briefly introduced the newly-published white paper on China’s Military Strategy and reaffirmed that China’s military strategy is defensive in nature. He introduced Chinese military’s active involvement this year in the fight against Ebola in west Africa, rescue work in Nepal after the earthquake, peace-keeping mission in South Sudan, and other missions aimed at promoting peace and stability in the world.
On the Sino-Dutch military relationships, Senior Colonel Wang remarked that the first-ever visit of Chinese naval ships to the Netherlands in January this year brought new life to the healthy and steady bilateral military ties. He firmly believed that the current exchanges and cooperation will be further promoted in years ahead with unremitting efforts from both sides.
General Tom Middendorp spoke highly of the current Sino-Dutch military relationships, and expressed respect and admiration of China’s active contributions to international peace and stability.
of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of the Netherlands All
Add: Willem Lodewijklaan 10, 2517 JT Den Haag Tel: 0031-70-3065061