The event saw the presence of Lieutenant General Huynh Chien Thang, Deputy Chief of the General Staff; Major General Khuc Dang Tuan, Commander of the Signal Corps; and Senior Colonel Tao Duc Thang, President and General Director of Viettel Group.

Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang addresses the event.

Over the past years, the two sides have effectively coordinated to ensure communication for defense and security missions, as a way to concretize the Prime Minister’s Directive No.422 on enhancing and developing telecommunications infrastructure sustainably, and in line with higher levels’ guideline on combining defense consolidation with economic development.

They have also worked closely to guarantee smooth communication for leaders of the Party, State, Central Military Commission, Ministry of National Defense to direct the whole military in any circumstances, and for units to perform their combat readiness, training, exercises, search and rescue duties, among others.

Their good coordination has helped reduce defense budget spending on ensuring military telecommunications infrastructure and create conditions for Viettel Group to build and develop its production and business network.  

Addressing the event, Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang applauded the two units for their close coordination to complete their assignments.

Gen. Thang asked the two units to promote their close relationship in the future.

The signing of such an agreement was important for both sides to ensure military communication and develop themselves, contributing to building a revolutionary, regular, elite, gradually-modernized military according to resolutions of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th Military Party Congress.

The Signal Corps targets to become a modern unit. Last year, the Ministry of National Defense approved a strategy on developing the military communication system in the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2045. The strategy is seen as an important legal foundation for the Signal Corps to develop a modern communication system to meet requirements of communication guarantee in the new situation.

Lt. Gen. Huynh Chien Thang witnesses the signing of the coordination agreement between the Signal Corps and Viettel Group.

Meanwhile, Viettel Group has maintained its position as a leading economic group of Vietnam and a prestigious brand in the region and the world. The group is striving to be a nucleus of the national defense industry.

Translated by Mai Huong