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Senior public security, defence officers receive General rank

Update: January, 30/2019 - 09:00
Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council, hands over the promotion decisions to the officers during a ceremony in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm, and Chairman of the General Department of Politics of the Việt Nam People’s Army Lương Cường have been promoted from the rank of Senior Lieutenant General to General.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council, handed over the promotion decisions to the officers during a ceremony in Hà Nội yesterday.

He congratulated the new Generals, saying the promotion shows the trust of the Party, State and people to the armed forces as well as the recognition of important contributions by General To Lam and General Lương Cường to the construction and development of the army and the public security force as well as nation building and defence.

Pointing to challenges facing the country in the current period, he underlined the significance of reinforcing defence and safeguarding national security, political stability and social safety and order, as well as the key role of the army and public security force in the work.

“The Party, State, people and the armed forces hope and believe that the two Generals will continue promoting the glorious tradition of the People’s Army and the People’s Public Security, upholding the revolutionary virtue and loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and exerting every effort to serve the nation and people,” stated the leader.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm showed his honour at receiving the ranking, and promised to work harder to firmly safeguard national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, protecting the Party, State and socialism as well as the peaceful and happy life of the people, while further developing the people’s armed forces as a regular, modern, and elite force.—VNS

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