Senior Lieutenant General Tran Viet Khoa, Director of the NDA said that the academy will focus on improving the comprehensive quality of training and scientific research.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of training senior cadres of the Party, State and military to the development of the country.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (first, right) attends the opening ceremony of the National Defense Academy under the Ministry of National Defense.

He called the attention of the academy's staff, lecturers and students to the key tasks in the 2021-2022 academic year and the future, including seriously following the leadership of the Party and State, the Government, the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense on COVID-19 prevention and control, and constantly renewing training and learning methods.

PM Chinh urged the academy to continue to expand and improve the effectiveness of collaboration with other academies, universities and defense research institutes of countries in the world.

He suggested the academy focus on building a contingent of cadres and instructors who are politically-strong, have good professional skills, strategic and critical thinking and working capacity to meet the requirements of the training mission. The academy should enhance scientific research to improve training and education quality, Chinh said.

The Prime Minister said the Party, State and Government want to build the National Defense Academy into the country’s leading defense and military training and research center.

Source: VNA