HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang reaffirmed the important role of marine officials and soldiers in defending the country's sea and island sovereignty during talks with staff of the Viet Nam Marine Police Department yesterday.
President Sang also highlighted their work to maintain law enforcement and carry out search and rescue activities on the country's territorial waters.
The President affirmed that officials and soldiers had upheld the fine traditions of the Viet Nam Marine Police Force to overcome difficulties and challenges and were ready to sacrifice their lives to fulfil their assigned tasks.
The fourth conference of the 10th tenure of the Vietnamese Communist Party Central Committee adopted the Resolution on Viet Nam 's Marine Strategy until 2020 to turn the nation into a strong nation in terms of sea exploitation, said the President.
To achieve the target, Sang said the marine police force should consolidate in terms of politics and ideology, raise training quality, promote the image of sea and islands and expand friendly co-operation with other countries in the region and the world. —VNS