China invites Indonesia to participate in military parade

China invites Indonesia to participate in military parade

Female military parade in front of troops China Great Hall of the People, Beijing. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

It is the first time China invited military representatives of friendly countries ..."
Beijing (ANTARA News) - China has invited Indonesia to participate in a military parade, to mark the 70th anniversary of the allied victory over Japan and the end of the anti-fascist war, at Tiananmen Square on September 3.

"We will invite a number of countries to attend the commemoration and even participate in it. One of them is Indonesia," Vice Minister of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of Chinas Central Committee Wang Shiming said here on Tuesday.

A source told an Antara correspondent based in Beijing that the Chinese government had extended the invitation two months ago.

"Besides Indonesia, we also invited the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and India. It is the first time China invited military representatives of friendly countries to participate in the parade," he added.

The organization of the event, which will be the first of its kind, reflects Chinas commitment to always appreciate history, respect fighters and promote peace for a better future.

President Xi Jinping will deliver his address before the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, the State Council, the Central Committee of the Chinese Military and the National Committee of Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference.

"President Xi Jinping will deliver his address to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japanese aggression and the anti-fascist war, followed by a reception and cultural show and conferment of tokens of appreciation on veterans," Wang noted.

In addition, Operations Assistant of Chief of General Staff of Chinas Peoples Liberation Army Qu Rui stated that the military parade will showcase a variety of Chinese military equipment and armaments.

(Reported by Rini Utami/Uu.S012/KR-BSR/S012)

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