Prime Minister attends political-military conference

Monday, 2019-07-08 17:14:48
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The political-military conference for the entire army opened in Hanoi on June 28 for a review of the performance of military and national defence tasks in the first six months of 2019 and set out tasks for the second half of the year.

The conference, held by the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of Defence, was attended by Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The conference was chaired by Politburo member, Defence Minister, General Ngo Xuan Lich who is also Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission.

Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defence to continue to effectively implement the national protection strategy in regards to the current situation.

The military should coordinate closely with ministries, sectors and localities in building defensive zones and defence planning in combination with the socio-economic development taking place nationwide, he instructed.

The Government leader also requested that the military intensify collaborations with the police and other forces in the fight against crime, smuggling and trade fraud along the borderline and at sea to ensure social security and order, and to be ready to take part in search and rescue missions.

He also emphasised the need for the army to pay more attention to mass mobilisation activities, defence diplomacy and international integration.

A report delivered at the conference showed that in the first half of 2019, the Central Military Commission and the Defence Ministry instructed military agencies and units to realise Party resolutions in regards to military tasks, the national defence and the Party building up the army.

The army has teamed up with the police and other forces to swiftly respond to any arising circumstances in order to firmly protect national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the nation’s land borders, sea and airspace security.

In the next six months, the focal tasks are to improve training, combat readiness and discipline compliance, help people with poverty reduction and socio-economic development, build new-style rural and civilised urban areas, deal with the consequences of wars, natural disasters and diseases and combat crimes and smuggling.