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President marks liberation anniversary in capital city

Update: October, 10/2014 - 08:46
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang visits the Capital City Command to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the city's liberation from the French colonial regime.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang yesterday visited the Capital City Command to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the city's liberation from the French colonial regime.

The command, directly under the Ministry of National Defence, is tasked with organising, building, managing and commanding the armed forces defending the capital city. It played an active role in the defence of Ha Noi during the national war of resistance against the French and contributed to the city's liberation on October 10, 1954.

Speaking at the working session, the President praised the command's excellent performance in previous years and stressed that it was now facing the challenge of preventing crimes and ensuring political stability and security.

He said the command had a well-organised defence unit under the authority of the Ministry of National Defence and could effectively implement mass mobilisation and foreign relations work.

The President urged the command to continue implementing the resolutions of the 8th Plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee, on the strategy of national defence in the new context, and ensure national security and defence. He also emphasised the need to take care of the lives of the people.

On the same day, Sang met representatives of elite armed forces from three regions of the country. They were veterans of the Heroic Capital Regiment of Ha Noi, the Da Nang Special Task Force from the Central Region, the Sai Gon-Gia Dinh Special Task Force and the Vanguard Brigade of Division 304 from the South.

At the meeting, the President recalled the contributions of the regular army to the national struggle for independence. — VNS

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