The forum’s official website said invitations were sent to defense and military leaders, heads of international organizations and think tanks, as well as eminent experts and scholars from more than 100 countries.
In particular, according to Xinhua News AgencyThis year’s event was attended by 22 defense ministers and 14 military commanders from other countries.
At the invitation of the Central Military Commission, Ministry of National Defense of China, General Fan Wan Giang – member of the Politburo, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Minister of National Defense – led a high-ranking delegation from the Ministry of National Defense. Vietnam Chamber paid an official visit to China and participated in the Beijing Perfume Forum from October 27 to 31.
The Beijing Huang Son Forum started on October 29 in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters
Meanwhile, according to reutersRussian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to speak at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Perfume Forum on October 30. The United States sent a delegation led by Ms. Xanthi Caras, Director of China Policy in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, to participate in the forum.
Several European countries also sent delegations from defense ministries to participate in the event. The NATO delegation was led by Mr. Wendyn Smith, the bloc’s Security Policy Director.
Xinhua News Agency Affirmed that the Beijing Huang Son Forum provides an opportunity for countries to discuss defense and security issues, express their views and resolve differences.
theo reutersChina hopes to use the forum to promote President Xi Jinping’s vision of a secure world and bring developing countries together. Mr Zhao Yufei, an official on the organizing committee, said the forum would call on developing countries to resist confrontation between factions and “Cold War mentality”.
The Beijing Huang Son Forum takes place in the context that China still does not have a new defense minister after Mr. Le Thuong Phuc was dismissed from the post on October 24. Mr Truong Hu Hiep, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, will speak at this year’s forum, according to Kyodo news agency.