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President commends Commando Arm, urges new combat methods in response to changing threats

Update: March, 20/2017 - 10:13
President Trần Đại Quang yesterday commended the military special forces unit for its efforts and achievements. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HÀ NỘI – President Trần Đại Quang yesterday commended the military special forces unit for its efforts and achievements.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the Commando Arm’s 50th founding anniversary, the President urged the unit to focus on enhancing capacity and preparedness to combat schemes against the Government and Party, fight terrorism and safeguard sovereignty over the country’s seas and islands. 

Along with keeping a close watch on regional and international developments, the force should seek new and more effective combat methods in keeping with the changing nature of the threats, he said. 

The President reminded the force that it was also tasked with helping poverty reduction, economic development and natural disaster prevention and control. President Quang also underscored the role of the Commando Arm in ensuring a transparent and strong party organisation and implementation of the Party Central Committee’s resolution on party building, as well as the Politburo’s decree on following President Hồ Chí Minh’s moral example. 

At the ceremony, President Trần Đại Quang presented a Military Order of Feat of Arms, first class, to the Commando Arm. Since its inception on March 19, 1967, the force was twice honoured with the title “Hero Unit of the People’s Armed Forces”. On this occasion, it also received an Isala Order of Laos, and Angkor Order of Cambodia. – VNS

 

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