The event was chaired by Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong,  Head of Steering Committee 1389 (the Defense Ministry’s Steering Committee for the Implementation of the National Plan on Combat against Drugs, Human Trafficking, Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Counterfeiting and on Practice of Thriftiness and Anti-wastefulness).

Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong speaks at the event.

Reportedly, all relevant units have embraced higher levels’ resolutions and instructions on combat readiness, protecting national sovereignty over seas and islands, and COVID-19 prevention and control. Leaderships at all levels have promptly detected smuggling cases, cracked down on drug crimes, and prevented trade fraud in border areas.

Speaking at the conference, General Cuong praised the units’ efforts over the past time, and urged them to continue embracing the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies on the fight against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeiting. He said that the units’ leaderships should enhance information dissemination to raise troops’ awareness of  the tasks while adding more forces to patrol along the border areas and at sea and collaborating with local authorities to prevent illegal entry.

Translated by Trung Thanh