President Phuc praised efforts made by the Military Region 5, especially in assisting localities in socio-economic development and ensuring national defense-security. 

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Military Region 5

He asked the Party Committee and High Command of the Military Region 5 to offer a warm Tet to soldiers, policy beneficiaries and poor households, especially those in mountainous, border and island areas.

Officers and soldiers of the Military Region 5 were also required to pay further attention to building and consolidating self-defense militia and all-people defense posture.

Synchronous measures must be adopted to build a politically strong force, with attention being given to political and ideological education, he said, adding that they must well perform defense external work and build a borderline of friendship, peace and cooperation between Vietnam and its neighboring Laos and Cambodia.

Source: VNA