He was accompanied by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA); Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the VPA’s General Department of Politics; and representatives of functional bodies of the Ministry of National Defense.

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Troops of Commando Battalion 18 performing martial arts

Before the working session, General Lich and other delegates watched a martial arts performance by the battalion’s troops.

Last year, the battalion seriously grasped and implemented directives on training and combat readiness of the Ministry of National Defense and the Hanoi Capital Command, successfully ensured security during major political events of the country and Hanoi as well, and closely followed local situations to promptly deal with them in any circumstances.

Prior to the 2018 Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), the battalion has actively prepared forces and equipment to join hands with relevant units to ensure social order.

General Lich extended his Tet greetings to the battalion and asked the unit, in the coming time, to continue to attach importance to raising troops’ political stance and competencies, bettering combat plans in accordance with reality, and building a strong Party organization and comprehensive strong unit.

Translated by Van Hieu