Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Central Military Commission held a conference in Hà Nội yesterday to issue a resolution directing the fulfillment of national defence and military tasks, along with building the army’s Party committee.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission, praised the efforts of the Việt Nam People’s Army in 2018 which, he said, have greatly contributed to socio-economic development, political stability, and national defence-security.
He asked the commission and army to uphold their revolutionary spirit and continue to score achievements in diverse areas in 2019 and the years to follow.
The army needs to focus on studying and making correct assessments to offer early forecasts, thereby consulting the Party and State about national defence tasks, especially in key and strategic areas, he said.
The leader added army units must work closely to ensure internal security and politics, and fight corruption and wastefulness.
The Ministry of Defence is required to continue rearranging its apparatus in line with the resolution adopted by the sixth Party Central Committee and the Politburo’s Conclusion No.16-Kl./TW on the organisation of the Việt Nam People’s Army towards 2021.
It must review the functions of its army units, especially businesses.
The commission and defence ministry were urged to drastically fix existing shortcomings, especially in the use and management of defence land.
Participants at the event gave opinions on draft documents reviewing the five-year implementation of the commission’s Resolution No.791-NQ/QUTW dated December 30, 2012 on directing the army’s science-technology and environment work until 2020 and subsequent years; and Resolution No.765-NQ/QUTW dated December 20, 2012 on improving training quality for the 2013-2020 period and following years.
In conclusion, the Party chief asked the army to continue building a transparent and strong Party committee, take the vanguard in protecting the Party and regime, and stay determined in thwarting sabotage plots by hostile forces. – VNS