* On January 8, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man visited troops at the Bao Lam Border Post and residents in Bao Lam commune, Cao Loc district, Lang Son province. He also visited the province’s Social Sponsorship Center and people in Mai Sao commune, Chi Lang district, Lang Son.

On this occasion, Man presented 250 gifts worth VNA 290 million to local people, while handing over gifts and cash to the post and the center.

President of VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presents Tet gifts to people in Bao Lam commune. Photo: VNA

* The same day, Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh extended Tet greetings and presented 180 gifts worth VND 180 million to workers, national contributors, Agent Orange/dioxin victims, and poor children in Hoa Binh province.

* A mission, led by Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court Nguyen Hoa Binh, paid a pre-Tet visit to Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province. The delegation also included Senior Lieutenant General Tran Don, Deputy Defense Minister.

The delegates visited military and civilian units stationed on the islands. At these meetings, Binh wished them a cozy and happy Tet while continuing to heighten revolutionary vigilance and working together to ensure social order and security, especially during the Tet holiday.

* Senior Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) visited and extended Tet greetings to troops at Army Officer Training School No.2 (Nguyen Hue University), Artillery Brigade 75 and Technical Brigade 26 of Military Region 7, the Dong Nai provincial Military Command, Military Hospital 175 of the Defense Ministry, Division 370 of the Air Defense-Air Force Service, and Brigade 596 of the Signal Corps.

At the working sessions, leaders of the units informed General Can of their task performances in 2019 and major missions in 2020.

In his speeches at the meetings, General Can highly valued the outcomes of the units in implementing assigned tasks and requested them to further maintain a combat readiness posture, heighten troops’ political stance, and team up with other forces to ensure social order and security.

In addition, they should ensure a joyful, safe, and economical Tet for troops and local people, prepare forces and equipment to address any circumstances that may arise, and take care of local policy beneficiaries.

At Military Hospital 175, General Can visited and presented gifts to several military officers who are receiving treatment.

At the working session of the VPA's General Staff delegation at the Dak Lak provincial Military Command

* A delegation of the VPA’s General Staff, headed by its Deputy Chief Lieutenant General Ngo Minh Tien, inspected the Dak Lak provincial Military Command.

After listening to reports delivered by the command’s leader and checking its training session, General Tien applauded the achievements in their task performance over the past time.

Particularly, the command completed all assigned military-security missions, accurately analyzed and predicted situations so as to build combat plans in line with reality, and prepared forces to effectively handle any urgent situations.

General Tien asked them to continue to raise political and ideological education for troops, pay due attention to Party building work, prepare forces to maintain security at Party congresses at all level, and complete a new recruitment drive.

He took this occasion to wish them a safe and happy Tet.

* On January 7 and 8, Military Regions 1 and 7 sent missions to visit and extend Tet greetings to their subordinate units.

* Economic-Defense Unit 778 of Military Region 7 held a program “Welcoming Tet 2020 with ethnic minority groups” in Dac O commune, Bu Gia Map district, Binh Phuoc province. During the event, the unit held a number of activities such as disseminating the development history of the Communist Party of Vietnam, hosting an artistic exchange, sharing experiences in agriculture and farming, and organizing a Chung cake wrapping competition.

The unit granted 200 gifts, worth VND 300,000-400,000 each, to local national contributors and poor S’Tieng ethnic minority people.

Translated by Van Hieu