Welcoming PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the mission of the Government were Rear Admiral Le Minh Thanh, Deputy Commander of the Navy; Rear Admiral Doan Van Chieu, Deputy Director of the Political Department of the Navy; Rear Admiral Nguyen Duc Nho, Deputy Chief of the Navy's Staff; affiliated agencies of the Navy; the Naval Region 2 Command; and chain-of-command of Brigade 681.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc reviewing the guards of honor of Brigade 681 

The PM highlighted Brigade 681’s outstanding outcomes on training and mastering newly-equipped weapons and equipment as well as ensuring combat readiness. 

Moreover, the unit has given timely assistance to locals in surmounting consequences of floods and other natural disasters while paying due attention to improving locals’ living standard and to well realizing policies for military servicemen’s families.

The PM showed his belief on the firm political stance and high combat spirit of cadres and troops of the brigade in particular and of the Navy in general in defending the national sovereignty over its seas and islands. 

The Government leader instructed the unit’s personnel to further bring into full play their accomplishments; to raise political stance, willpower and responsibility; and to acquire more knowledge so that each cadre or soldier should be a role model in fulfilling assigned missions. Furthermore, the unit was tasked to continue building itself into a comprehensively strong brigade, contributing to the building of a revolutionary, regular, elite and modernized navy that could meet any requirements in the current context. 

Translated by Mai Huong