Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivers speech at a meeting with leaders of the Ministry of National Defence yesterday.— Photo zing.vn
HÀ NỘI — Enhancing the application of military science is an important task in the present context, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said.
The PM stressed the need for the defence sector to master cutting-edge weapons and equipment for training and fighting during a working session with leaders of the Ministry of National Defence yesterday.
He urged the ministry to set forth policies boosting the development of the defence industry in order to produce high-tech modern military products. He also urged exemplary performance in defence external relations matters within the context of international integration.
The ministry was also requested to keep discipline, to fight corruption and other bad deeds within the army, and to hasten the equitisation of military-run businesses to prevent losses of State assets.
The leader asked the ministry to better fulfil its advisory role to the Party and the State with regard to making strategic decisions and policies on national defence, especially amidst complicated regional and international situations.
Hailing the army’s core role in protecting the country’s territorial sovereignty, PM Phúc said that despite the range of difficulties facing the country, the Government will create optimal conditions for officers and soldiers to fulfil their tasks.
As for the development of the defence industry, the PM said Viettel’s operations have borne fruit and it has become a prestigious telecom group in the region and in the world.
In addition to building and maintaining border friendships and peace with neighbouring countries, the military has coordinated well with local authorities and with people on socioeconomic development issues, the leader said. The military has also performed well during mass mobilisation efforts and search and rescue operations, he added.
The PM voiced his belief that officers and soldiers will overcome all difficulties to attain more glorious achievements and to complete all assigned tasks, earning the continuing trust of the Party, State and the people. – VNS