On October 25, the Naval Service organized a conference in Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province, to review the coordination in popularizing information on seas and islands between the service and 63 provinces and cities, and 15 relevant units and agencies nationwide.

Present at the event was Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA).

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia speaks at the event

Over the past 10 years, this cooperation program has gained many important achievements, contributing to implementing the resolution of the 10th Party Central Committee's fourth meeting on the Vietnam Maritime Strategy towards 2020, the resolution of the 12th Party Central Committee’s eighth meeting on the Strategy for the sustainable development of Vietnam's marine economy until 2030 with a vision until 2045, as well as political missions of the unit and localities.

Accordingly, the work has raised the love for the national seas and islands among Vietnamese people, contributing to promoting the entire nation’s strength to firmly protect the Fatherland as well as maintaining an environment of peace and stability for national construction and defense.

Addressing the event, General Nghia praised the considerable amount of instructions and assistance from the Party Central Committee's Commission for Education and Information as well as Party organizations, authorities, relevant agencies, and people across the country in helping disseminate information on the national seas and islands.

General Nghia presents the First-class Fatherland Protection Order to the Naval Service

In addition, the work has been strictly conducted in accordance with the Party’s and State’s guidelines, viewpoints, and policies. As a result, it has attracted the participation of the entire society, making contributions to heightening the awareness of Vietnamese people at home and abroad and international friends of the important role of the national seas and islands, responsibility for national sea and island protection, and full legal foundations and historical evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands.

He also requested the unit to continue expanding the model effectively, boosting online dissemination, promoting the role of press agencies so as to effectively fight wrongful viewpoints of hostile forces about the national seas and islands.

During the conference, authorized by the State President, General Nghia presented the First-class Fatherland Protection Order to the Naval Service.

On this occasion, the Naval High Command also handed over certificates of merit to 112 collectives and individuals for their outstanding achievements in the campaign to disseminate information on the country’s seas and islands.

Translated by Khanh Ngan