Under the decisions, the two deputy defense ministers have been promoted to Senior Lieutenant General from Lieutenant General.

Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong (C) and the two newly-promoted generals

On behalf of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and Ministry of National Defense (MND), Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich thanked the Party and State for their leadership over the CMC and MND. General Lich said that the rank promotion given to the two MND leaders demonstrates the Party’s and State’s trust in the MND in general and the two senior officers in particular.

The defense minister emphasized that the military will improve synergy, combat readiness, and undertake and complete all assignments.

Congratulating his subordinates on their rank promotion which is seen as a special honor for not only themselves but also the military, General Lich affirmed that he believes that the two deputy defense ministers will wholeheartedly serve the Fatherland, the people, and try their best to deserve to be senior military officers and capable commanders. He also hoped that they would join the CMC and MND leaders’ efforts to build revolutionary, standardized, elite, and modernized military by 2030, and the implementation of the two strategic missions of constructing and firmly safeguarding the socialist Fatherland of Vietnam.

Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (C) congratulates the two senior officers

On behalf of the promoted officers, Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Tan Cuong emphasized that in any circumstances, they will be absolutely loyal to and steadfast in the goal, ideal, and path that the Party, Uncle Ho, and Vietnamese people have chosen. They will study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morals and lifestyle, raise responsibility in task implementation, and bring into full play the good virtues of Uncle Ho’s soldiers and the glorious tradition of the heroic Vietnam People’s Army. They will also undertake and complete all assigned missions.

At the event, the two newly-promoted officers received flowers of congratulation from the Defense Minister, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, and representatives from ministries, centrally-run departments and sectors.

Translated by Mai Huong