As reported, the armed forces of Military Region 9 have performed well all of the assigned tasks since the beginning of the year. The implementation of training and exercises in the military region has also seen new features in both contents and methods, close to the practical conditions of the locality. Troops of the military region are all ready to undertake and fulfill any assigned missions.

The military region has also effectively implemented various mass mobilization models, the emulation program of “troops of the military region join hands to build new-style rural areas” and the campaign “Promoting tradition, devoting talent, deserving to be Uncle Ho’s soldiers.” It has also been effectively and thoroughly preparing for party congresses at all levels.

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General Ngo Xuan Lich speaking at the working session with MR 9

Addressing the working session, General Ngo Xuan Lich hailed the solidarity in directing and implementing missions of the Party Committee and the Chain-of-Command of the military region over time.

The defense minister stressed that Military Region 9 should focus on implementing such missions as grasping and forecasting situations, making proposals concerning the implementation of military-defense affairs to local authorities, strictly carrying out training missions and observing military regulation, ready to undertake any missions, especially search and rescue and mass mobilization work. More attention should also be paid to defense relations with neighboring countries so as to build a border of peace, stability and development.

Concerning the preparation for party congresses, the general required the Party Committee of the military region to carefully select capable personnel meeting the criteria for members of the party committees at all levels.

During the working session, the defense minister and his entourage visited and learnt more about the mission accomplishment of Division 330.

* Having worked with the Party Committee and People’s Committee of An Giang province, General Ngo Xuan Lich expressed his joy to see that since the beginning of the year, the province has made breakthroughs in socio-economic development, Party building, and mass mobilization work.

The provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee have reserved due attention and budget for military-defense work and the construction of defensive areas with due attention paid to external defense relations that help to tighten the relationship between people, authorities and the armed forces of the province and Cambodian bordering provinces.

In terms of the Party building work, the province has strictly implemented directives and the regulations of the Party Central Committee to enhance the competence of party organizations and party members and prevent the phenomena of “self-transformation” and “self-evolution.”

General Lich hailed the remarkable socio-economic achievements of the province over the time. He also highly appreciates the province’s efforts in the development of the local armed forces and hailed the achievements in cooperation between the military and police forces. He hoped that the local armed forces will make more achievements while boosting cooperation to actively deal with arising problems, contributing to the sound development of the local socio-economy and the building of a strong defense-security posture.

Translated by Huu Duong