The delegation was accompanied by Major General Truong Thien To, Deputy Political Commissar of Military Region 5, and Major General Le Van Phuc, Second-in-Command of the Vietnam Border Guard Command.

Last year, despites difficulties, the units strictly embraced and implemented the State’s guideline, policies, laws and the Central Military Commission’s and Ministry of National Defense’s resolutions and directives.

Senior Lieutenant General Le Huy Vinh presents Tet gifts to the Military Region 5 Command.

They also concretized and issued resolutions, directives, programs, plans, and well performed set missions.

In addition, they closely teamed with local party committees and authorities to effectively carry out military and defense affairs, actively and effectively mobilized sources to build and consolidate the all-people’s defense posture and the people’s security disposition.

Notably, in the face of the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, these units adjusted their plans, conducted training and exercises in a timely and close manner with quality and safety while strictly observing COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

General Vinh wishes troops of Department 11 a happy New Year.

Highly praising the units for their gains in 2021, General Vinh asked the units’ leaders and chains-of-command to continue embracing higher levels’ resolutions and directives on missions for this year, combat readiness duties, and organization of lunar New Year celebrations. 

The deputy defense minister also underlined the education for troops to raise their responsibility in political task performance, observance of combat readiness regulations, and enhancement of guards and assurance of absolute safety of troops, materiel, and barracks.

Relevant forces should coordinate closely to keep a close watch over situational developments, to give timely advice to higher levels to handle situations, care for the spiritual and material life of troops and their families, especially those in need, and ensure logistic supplies for a cozy, healthy, safe, and economic Tet (lunar New Year) celebrations for troops.

The Deputy Defense Minister presents Tet gifts to Da Nang city's Border Guard Command.

As the Tet is drawing nearer, General Vinh, on behalf of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense, extended Tet greetings and presented Tet gifts to troops.

On the occasion, units also received Tet gifts from the Military Region 5 Command and the Vietnam Border Guard Command.

The same day, the delegation paid pre-Tet visits to the Coast Guard Region 2 Command, Naval Region 3 Command and Company 11 under Air Defense Artillery Regiment 224 of Division 375 of the Air Defense - Air Fore Service, during which General Vinh applauded them for their task performance.

The deputy defense chief wished them a cozy Tet celebration and presented Tet gifts to them.

Representatives of the Air Defense - Air Force Service and Military Region 5 Command took this chance to give Tet presents and extended Tet greetings to the units.

Translated by Mai Huong