PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) presents flowers to the command for congratulations.

Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member, attended the event, which was chaired by General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo member, Deputy-Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defense Minister.

The meeting also saw the presence of Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA); Mai Tien Dung, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office; Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Member of the Party Central Committee, Standing member of the Central Military Commission, Chief-of-the-General Staff  of  the VPA and Deputy Defense Minister; and other leaders and representatives from the MND, General Department of Politics, General Staff, other ministries, and localities.

After announcing the PM’s decision, General Lich handed over the ‘Determined to win’ flag to the Cyberspace Operations Command. Accordingly, the unit, directly under the MND, is responsible for helping the MND implement the State management and firmly protecting the national sovereignty in cyberspace as well as information-technology security in the whole military.

Particularly, the command will play a key role in protecting the country from attacks in cyberspace, focusing on ensuring the national cyberspace security and fighting against high-tech crimes, making contribution, along with the whole Party, people and military, to defending the national sovereignty over the mainland, airspace, seas, and cyberspace.

General Lich hands over the ‘Determined to win’ flag to the command.

Industry 4.0, or “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, has offered opportunities for the national socio-economic development; however, in parallel with these opportunities, there also appear new styles and methods of warfare, such as cyber and information warfare, which might threaten the national sovereignty and interests in the cyberspace. Previously, hostile forces have taken advantage of cyberspace in their efforts to go against the Party, State, and the national program of ‘Doi Moi’ (renewal) process.

As a result, the establishment of the command demonstrates the country’s determination in improving strategic missions for the Fatherland protection in the current context by the Party, State, and military. This also marked a new development of the VPA in the progress of building a revolutionary, regular, elite and modern people's military according to resolutions of the 12th National Party Congress and the 10th Military Party Congress.

Delivering his speech, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated the VPA on the establishment of a brand-new elite force, adding that the Central Military Commission and MND should attach importance to promoting their political stance and competencies.

Additionally, troops of the command have to embrace resolutions and instructions of the Party and State on military-defense missions, in general, and on cyberspace operations in particular, while closely grasping all situations to promptly make recommendations to the Party and State to direct cyberspace operations and tasks and issue appropriate mechanisms and schemes to facilitate their task performance.

Translated by Van Hieu