War veterans will carry forward their solidarity and take a more active part in socio-economic development campaigns as well as the fight against bureaucracy, corruption, wastefulness, crimes and other bad deeds, President Tran Dai Quang has said.

He met with 90 outstanding war veterans attending a national conference reviewing the campaign encouraging veterans to support each other in poverty reduction and economic development in Hanoi on October 13.

President Tran Dai Quang and representatives at the meeting

The leader applauded the veterans for their mutual support in eliminating poverty and boosting economic development, especially in building new-style rural areas.

He also hailed the veterans’ engagement in humanitarian activities as well as their contributions to community-based defence and security.

He reminded them that their production and business facilities should be models in observing the Party’s guidelines and policies, and the State’s laws, particularly in protecting the environment and ensuring food safety.

President Quang urged the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association and its chapters to closely coordinate with relevant agencies to assist their members in production and business activities.

The association should revamp its operation methods while teaming up with relevant organizations and agencies to effectively realize the resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress, the Party’s policies and guidelines and the State’s laws, especially those concerning socio-economic development, he said.

Source: VNA