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Party chief directs military tasks

Update: December, 16/2017 - 09:00
The Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV)’s Central Committee General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at a conference in Hà Nội yesterday reviewing national defence and military work 2017 and outlining tasks for 2018.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — The Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV)’s Central Committee General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has asked the Central Military Commission to pay attention to strengthening the Party while preventing “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” behaviour and “peaceful evolution” plots from hostile forces. 

The Party chief, who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission, made the request while chairing a conference in Hà Nội yesterday reviewing national defence and military work 2017 and outlining tasks for 2018. 

He lauded the Military Party Committee for completing all tasks for the year, including offering strategic advice to the Party and State on national defence and military affairs, contributing to maintaining political stability and a peaceful environment for development. 

The army has built strategies, adopted several military and defence resolutions and projects and successfully held major drills to shore up its capacity.

The army also played an important role in the success of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Year 2017, particularly the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Đà Nẵng in November.

It reaped achievements in mass mobilisation, post-disaster and post-war recovery, as well as United Nations peacekeeping work. 

Progress has also been made in technical logistics and the national defence industry. 

The Party General Secretary underscored top tasks for 2018 – a key year to implement Resolutions by the 12th National Party Congress and the 10th Military Party Congress, including closely monitoring of domestic and international situations to offer accurate and timely advice to the Party and State, improving military training quality and developing the defence industry and external defence relations. 

The army must lead the way in rejecting wrongful opinions and distorted allegations by hostile forces, he said, adding that he wished the Military Party Committee would continue standing united to accomplish national defence – military and Party building tasks. 

At the event, members of the Central Military Commission conducted criticism and self-criticism . — VNS

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