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Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang speaks at the meeting.

The defense chief made that request at a meeting of the Ministry of National Defense on November 29 in Hanoi to review task performance in November and assign December missions.

At the event, participants heard that in November the military has strictly observed combat readiness regulations, closely controlled the sky, waters, borders, inland, and cyberspace, ensured smooth communication for missions.

Defense agencies and military units have given timely suggestions to higher levels to deal with situations, firmly safeguard territorial sovereignty, uphold order and security across the country.

Military and defense projects were submitted to the Prime Minister for approval. In addition, defense and military task performance was reviewed while the preparation for the whole military politico-military conference 2022 was sped up.

Attentively, mass mobilization and policy work was effectively carried out alongside the gift presentation for policy beneficiaries and participation in great unity festivals in some localities.

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An overview of the meeting

In the month, the Vietnam - Laos young officer exchange was held. The coordination between the General Department of Political Affairs and the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee in the 2018-2022 period was reviewed. An action month on gender equality and violence prevention was launched and high-level emulation program in celebration of the “Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air” victory was carried out intensively.

Also in November, international integration and defense diplomacy were effectively implemented. The defense minister attended ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat, ADMM Plus, had separate meetings on the sidelines of these events in Cambodia. The defense chief also held talks with his Australian counterpart in Hanoi. The director of the General Department of Political Affairs visited Laos and the chief of the General Staff paid a working visit to Brunei and the Philippines, among others.

In his closing speech, General Phan Van Giang applauded troops in the whole military for their high responsibilities in task completion in November.

About December duties, the defense minister asked the whole military to continue to keep a close watch on situational developments, give timely recommendations to effectively deal with emerging problems.

He requested the border guard force to boost patrols to prevent illegal immigration via borders and sea route. Electronic reconnaissance, cyber warfare, assurance of communication and cipher work should be conducted effectively.

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At the conference reviewing task performance in November and map out tasks for December

In addition, what should be strengthened are active review and practice of combat readiness scenarios, prevention and control of natural disasters, diseases, and search and rescue operations.

The political and ideological education work, law dissemination, protection of the Party’s ideological foundation, fight against hostile forces’ wrongful and inimical views should be concentrated on to make them better, General Phan Van Giang added.

Notably, this December, there will take place celebrations of the 78th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army, 33 years of the All People’s Defense Festive Day, 50 years of “Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air” Victory, a meeting with military youths to take part in the 12th National Youth Union Congress, a ceremony to honor role models in emulation movement entitled “Good labor, creative labor,” the first Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022, the first “Vietnam Coast Guard and friends” exchange, to name just a few. Therefore, Defense Minister Phan Van Giang requested thorough preparations and practical organization of them.

Translated by Mai Huong