A report delivered at the meeting affirmed that in November, the GS directed the whole military to well implement assigned missions. In particular, agencies and units strictly maintained combat readiness postures, closely followed situational developments, and made recommendations to higher levels to deal with circumstances in a timely manner.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong chairs the conference.

Meanwhile, they also coordinated to organize exercises, competitions, and sports festivals at all levels, meeting the set requirements; promptly mobilized forces and vehicles to respond to natural disasters and conducted search and rescue operations in the Central provinces and other stationed localities, among others.

Speaking at the event, Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong underlined the key tasks in December, related to the GS’s task performance in 2023 and missions rolled out in 2024. 

Leaders of the General Staff and delegates at the event
An overview of the event

The GS chief required agencies and units in the whole military to strictly observe combat readiness regulations; thoroughly grasp situational developments, especially those in key areas; as well as conduct patrols to prevent illegal entry and exit in border areas, to name but a few.

Still, Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong required the agencies and units to comprehensively inspect military-defense work in 2023; build the Ministry of National Defense’s directives on combat readiness and activities to celebrate the lunar New Year 2024; promulgate the GS’s instructions on military-defense work in 2024.

The agencies and units should make thorough preparations for the whole military politico-military conference 2023, the conference to review the staff work of the whole military and other sectors in 2023, the establishment of Army Corps 12, and others.

The whole military was asked to grasp and strictly observe the State’s law and military discipline; and should pay more attention to firefighting, disaster prevention, incident response and search and rescue operations.

At the conference, the GS chief pointed out shortcomings that would need to be addressed in the coming time, requesting agencies and units to propose effective measures to accomplish all assignments in the time to come.

Translated by Quynh Oanh