At the meeting with Co To’s leadership, General Giang affirmed the Ministry of National Defense’s support for the island district in developing local economy and consolidating defense and security. He asked the Quang Ninh provincial Military Command and Border Guard Command to further consolidate defensive areas, raise their defense capabilities, accelerate defense projects, and allocate resources in line with the current context.

During the visit to Co To Battalion, General Giang was briefed on the implementation of the military-defense missions of Military Region 3’s armed forces in January.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang speaking at the event

In the first month of this year, the military region’s Party Committee led local military units to strictly maintain combat readiness, cooperate with other forces in embracing current situations in border areas, and deal with incidents in a timely manner, contributing to firmly maintaining political security and public order in the region. The military region also inspected its affiliated units’ combat readiness and preparations for the 2020 Lunar New Year Festival and their plans to ensure security for the celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Praising Military Region 3’s achieved results in January, the Chief of the General Staff asked the Party Committees and Chains-of-Command of units to strictly follow combat readiness regulations and continue working with other forces to protect political security and public order. Military units in the region were also asked to make preparations for the upcoming training season.

Regarding the response to the sophisticated development of the novel coronavirus, the General asked the military region to prepare facilities and develop plans to receive Vietnamese citizens returning from China. 

During the visit, the delegation offered incense at the President Ho Chi Minh Statue, visited a commemorative house of Uncle Ho, and planted trees on the island. 

Translated by Tran Hoai