The event witnessed the participation of Major General Le Hien Van, Deputy-Director of the VPA’s General Department of Politics, representatives of the central and local ministries and branches, and over 3,300 delegates from 80 different locations across the country.

The central report of the conference, delivered by Lieutenant General Nguyen Duy Nguyen, Head of the Department of the Civil Self-Defense and Militia Forces of the VPA’s General Staff, highlighted outstanding achievements of the law execution over the past years.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang (C) talking with other delegates at a break of the teleconference 
Particularly, the combat readiness capability of the militia and self-defense forces has been enhanced increasingly, contributing remarkably to protecting the national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, building whole people’s defense and people’s defense capabilities and creating favorable conditions for economic development.

However, there remain several shortcomings which needs to be overcome soon with appropriate solutions, the report revealed.

Delegates agreed that the amendment of the law in line with the current context is essential, thus creating a synchronization with relevant disciplines and meeting the requirements for the training and development of the civil self-defense and militia forces.

Speaking at the event, General Giang highly valued proposals of participating delegates on the amendment of the law. He suggested that the relevant units and localities should continue giving their opinions to complete the new law on civil self-defense and militia forces, then to have it issued as scheduled.

Translated by Trung Thanh