NA chairwoman pays tribute to veterans on 75th anniversary of People's Army

Tuesday, 2019-12-17 10:53:02
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National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (C) joins a group photo with veteran soldiers of the Special Operation Force at the National Assembly House in Hanoi on December 16, 2019. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a meeting with 67 generals, senior officers, veteran commandos and soldiers under the Military Special Operation Force at the NA House in Hanoi on December 16.

The meeting was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Vietnamese People's Army (December 22, 1944-2019), the 30th anniversary of National Defence Day (December 22, 1989-2019), and the 53rd anniversary of the Special Operation Force.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, NA Chairwoman Ngan expressed her sincere thanks to the veteran special force, saying that the Vietnamese Party, the State and the people always remember and appreciate their great merits, sacrifices and contributions to the causes of defence, construction and renovation in the country.

She emphasised that the Party and State always care for those with meritorious services to the nation. In its activities, the NA always pays special attention to the support policies for such groups. The NA Standing Committee is directing the review and amendment of an incentive ordinance supporting people with meritorious services to ensure fairness and rationality in the implementation of preferential policies for them as well as their relatives, the top legislator said.

She affirmed the consistent policy of the Party and State to be resolute and persistent in the struggle to protect the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Fatherland. The NA has increasingly improved the legal system related to the field of national defence and security to firmly protect the Fatherland, she added.

NA Chairwoman Ngan also asked the delegates to continue organising political education and ideological orientation for veterans to uphold and promote the traditional nature of "Uncle Ho's soldiers", while actively participating in activities to protect the Party and State, to protect the socialist regime and to protect the people.

The military special force, in particular, and veterans across the country, in general, should always uphold their political and ideological virtues to truly be a firm support of the Party, State and people, NA Chairwoman Ngan suggested.

* On the same day, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited and encouraged the Military Region 7 Command in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visits the Military Region 7 Command in Ho Chi Minh City on December 16, 2019. (Photo: VNA)

Praising the positive achievements that they have achieved in recent years, the Vice President suggested that in 2020, the Military Region 7 armed forces continue to further promote the patriotic emulation movement in carrying out the set political tasks and to have more pervasive and effective initiatives and models.

The Military Region 7 Command needs to pay special attention to the education of cadres and soldiers to improve political quality and capacity in accordance with the new situation in the fourth Industrial Revolution, thus effectively implementing the tasks assigned by the Party, State and the Army, she added.

* On the occasion, NA Deputy Chairman Do Ba Ty visited to congratulate officers and soldiers at Division 316 (Military Region 2), stationed at Chi Dam Commune, Doan Hung District, Phu Tho Province, on December 16.

* The same day, in Ha Tinh City (Ha Tinh Province), Ha Tinh Museum collaborated with the Ha Tinh Province Military Command to open a special exhibition featuring 400 images and documents on the history and heroic traditions of the Vietnamese People's Army. The exhibition takes place from December 16 to 25 at Ha Tinh Museum, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Ha Tinh City.

* On December 16, in Cu KBang commune, Ea Sup District, Dak Lak Province, the Provincial Military Command collaborated with Viettel Dak Lak Branch and the People's Committee of Ea Sup District to organise the "Army joining hands for the poor” 2019 programme. The concerned military units presented financial support to local veterans to repair houses and buy breeding cows, as well as to give 20 gifts, worth VND500,000 each, to policy families and disadvantaged households in the commune.

A leader from the Military Command of Dak Lak Province (C) presents the donated money to veterans in Cu KBang Commune, Ea Sup District, to repair their houses and buy breeding cows. (Photo: NDO/Nguyen Hoai Bao)