President awards Fatherland Defence Order to guard force

Tuesday, 2018-02-06 17:32:13
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President Tran Dai Quang visits the National Guard High Command
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NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang presented a Fatherland Defence Order, third class, to the National Guard High Command at a ceremony on February 6 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the force’s establishment.

In his remarks, President Tran Dai Quang lauded the efforts and achievements of the guard force over the past 65 years. The country’s new era comes not only with opportunities but also challenges, putting the public security forces, including the guard force, under greater pressure to ensure social order and security, the President said.

He urged the guard force, together with other forces under the Ministry of Public Security, to continue effectively enforcing the Party and the State’s policies in protecting national security, improving the fighting capacity and ensuring the safety of senior officials, international events and foreign guests.

He also asked them to enhance the efficiency of their operations and take steps to prevent any acts of sabotage, terrorism, and crimes.

The guard force, previously known as the Guard Bureau, was founded on February 16, 1953 to protect President Ho Chi Minh and the high-ranking officials during the anti-French resistance war.