On November 20 at the Presidential Palace, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Commander-in-Chief of the People’s Armed Forces and Chairman of the Defense and Security Council, handed over the rank promotion decision to the GS deputy chief.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hands over the promotion decision from rank of Lieutenant General to Senior Lieutenant General to official Huynh Chien Thang.

Addressing the ceremony, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated Sr. Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang and highly praised the official’s commanding competence and achievements gained over the past time.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Phan Van Giang and leaders of the Presidential Office, Ministry of National Defense, and Ministry of Public Security congratulate Senior Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined that in any posts, conditions, and circumstances, the newly-promoted officer has upheld firm political stance, pure revolutionary ethics and completed all duties and assignments. As the GS deputy chief, he has thoroughly grasped the development of situations, given recommendations to higher levels to deal with contingencies in a timely and effective manner. He has also helped the GS chief direct the whole military to observe combat readiness regulations, organize training and exercises to improve the military’s synergy and combat readiness ability.

Senior Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang speaks at the event.

State leader Nguyen Xuan Phuc hoped that Sr. Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang, together with other leaders of the General Staff, will lead the whole military to fulfill the missions of military building, defense consolidation, and Fatherland protection, and the General Staff to become an exemplary, typical, comprehensively-strong organization.

General Phan Van Giang presents flowers to Senior Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang.

In his speech, Sr. Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang promised to be absolutely loyal to the Party, Fatherland, and people; constantly self-train; promote good virtues of Uncle Ho’s soldiers and glorious tradition of the heroic Vietnam People’s Army. He will stay firm in stance; overcome all difficulties and challenges; and excellently complete all duties assigned by the Party, State, people, and military, contributing to building a revolutionary, standardize, elite, gradually-modernized military, and strongly protecting the Fatherland in the new situation.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Phan Van Giang, Senior Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang, and other delegates in a joint photo

Also at the event, General Phan Van Giang, Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defense Minister, and other leaders of ministries, departments, the Ministry of National Defense’s affiliated agencies and units presented flowers of congratulation to Senior Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang.

Translated by Mai Huong