Present at the event were Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, member of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defense Minister; Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the VPA’s General Staff; and representatives from units of the Ministry of National Defense and localities under Military Region 7 (MR 7).

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (C) and local authorities and leaders of MR 7 presenting gifts to units at the event

Addressing the opening ceremony, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam underlined that the exercise was to realize resolutions and directives of the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, and the Government on the national protection strategy in the current context.

Moreover, the exercise aimed at improving the local authorities’ response and relevant forces’ coordination in dealing with defense-security issues, examining local armed forces in conducting training and combat readiness missions, and drawing lessons from the exercise to enhance operations within the defensive area.

After supervising their performance, General Giang acknowledged Binh Duong provincial authorities’ efforts in well preparing for and successfully running the exercise with safety.

The general asked functional agencies to draw lessons from the exercise and make further suggestions to higher levels to effectively handle emergency situations and ensure social order and security in the coming time.

Translated by Van Hieu