PM works with Ministry of National Defense
15:25 | 29/11/2018

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presided over a meeting with the Ministry of National Defense on November 29 in Ha Noi.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting with the Ministry of National Defense, Ha Noi, November 29, 2018 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue and Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich attended the event.

Minister Lich reported that in 2018, the Ministry issued the Defense Strategy and the Military Strategy to protect the motherland in cyberspace and safeguard national borders; build a national defense to reinforce defensive capability; maintain and uphold the leadership of the Party and whole army; manage and ensure the enforcement of the laws at sea and borders; maintain hot lines and joint patrols with other countries to protect sovereignty over sea and islands; partake in emergency rescue; support poverty reduction; and broaden international cooperation. 

In 2019, the ministry will continue to raise its forecast capacity to ensure national interests; safeguard independence, territorial sovereignty, peaceful environment; and implement strategies and projects in military and national defence. 

Addressing the event, PM Phuc highly valued the achievements the Ministry has attained over the past time. 

According to the Government chief, national defence plays an important role in national protection towards the socialism especially amidst the complicated situations on the international arena.  

The Party and State always attach importance to building advanced and modern army, he said.

The PM asked the military forces to be aware  of hostile forces' sabotage schemes; protect national territorial integrity; and contribute to national building and construction./.

By Khanh Phuong 

 

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