Prime Minister makes New Year visit to Đà Nẵng

Update: February, 16/2018 - 20:25
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc extends New Year wishes to the armed forces in Đà Nẵng City on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc visited and extended New Year wishes to the armed forces and residents in the central city of Đà Nẵng on Friday, or the first day of the Year of the Dog.

At the headquarters of the city’s Border Guard Command, the PM stressed the strategic importance of Đà Nẵng not only in resistance wars for national independence but also in defending the country’s air and sea territories in peace time. 

He urged the border guard force in particular and the armed forces in general in Đà Nẵng to stay alert and keep up combat readiness to ensure political stability, security and social order in the city. 

PM Phúc later called at the office of the Party Committee of Hải Châu district, and went around the district’s Thuận Phước ward to talk to local officials and residents. 

On the occasion of the traditional Tết (Lunar New Year), national leaders are paying visits to extend New Year wishes to the armed forces and residents across the country. This is part of the Vietnamese Tết tradition. 

Đà Nẵng is the third largest city in Việt Nam behind capital Hà Nội and business hub HCM City. — VNS