Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong addresses the event.

In September, the GS has directed the whole military to fulfill all assigned missions. Notably, agencies and units have closely followed situational developments, strictly maintained combat readiness, made recommendations to higher levels to deal with circumstances in a timely manner, and safely organized the joint search and rescue exercise among the Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian militaries.

The whole military has carried out education and training work as planned, made preparations for the Ministry of National Defense’s conference to review the implementation of resolution 765-NQ/QUTW on enhancing training quality in the 2013-2022 and the years to come, and strictly actualized the Defense Minister’s directive on building comprehensively strong, exemplary, and outstanding units.

In addition, military units have closely followed the developments of the fourth storm, well kept their vehicles and forces on standby to have timely response, and developed plan to protect troops, barracks, weapons, and equipment. 

At the briefing

Concluding the conference, Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong praised outstanding outcomes obtained by the whole military over the past time. To well accomplish military and defense missions in October, the GS’s chief asked the whole military to strictly observe combat readiness regulations and closely follow situational developments to give timely advice to higher levels.

In addition, forces should work together to prevent illegal exit and entry, drive away foreign vessels encroaching on Vietnam’s waters, protect a safe environment for marine economy development, and have measures to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, General Cuong added.  

He also requested the whole military to seriously carry out the Central Military Commission’s resolution and MND’s plan on actualizing the Politburo’s Resolution 05-NQ/TW on streamlining the Vietnam People’s Army in the 2021-2030 period and the years to come.

The GS’s chief asked the whole military to well conduct training work and organize safe exercises and competitions, strictly maintain guard duty, proactively update the developments of the fourth storm to effectively respond to its circulation, and develop evacuation plan in rainy season.

Translated by Tran Hoai