The meeting saw the attendance of Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA); Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of VPA and Deputy-Defense Minister; Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy-Defense Minister and Senior Lieutenant General Tran Don, Deputy-Defense Minister among others.

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General Ngo Xuan Lich chairs the meeting.

General Cuong, in his speech, briefed the participants on international and domestic situations, outcomes of the whole military units in implementing military-defense and Party building tasks, their major missions in the coming time, and several major issues of the seventh plenary session of the CPV Central Committee (12th term).

Since the beginning of this year, the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense, and Party organizations and chains-of-command of units in the whole military have actively made recommendations to the Party and State to issues instructions and policies related to the military-defense sector, embraced and implemented higher levels’ resolutions and directives, and continued to effectively fight against hostile forces’ schemes.

In addition, units in the whole military have proactively raised their troops’ political stance, training quality, and combat readiness posture, and responsibility for task performance under any circumstances, while further strengthening the close military-civilian ties.

Having hailed their task performance achievements so far, General Lich believed that units in the whole military will continuously roll out and accomplish military-defense and Party building missions in the second half of 2018 and subsequent  years.

At the seventh plenary session of the 12th-term CPV Central Committee, main issues on the agenda include the personnel work at all levels, especially at strategic level; salary reform for officials, public servants, the armed forces, and workers; and social insurance policy reform.

As a result, the Defense Minister asked senior military officers, who are members of the CPV Central Committee, to carefully study submitted reports and projects, and make efforts in discussions and offer quality contributions to documents to be passed at the end of the session, contributing to the success of the sitting.

Translated by Trung Thanh