General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Secretary of the Central Military Commission Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the conference (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Military Commission and the Defence Ministry held a Political-Military Conference for the whole army in Hanoi on December 13 to review the military performance and role model movement in 2016 and launch tasks for 2017.

Addressing the event, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Secretary of the Central Military Commission Nguyen Phu Trong lauded the Central Military Commission and Defence Ministry’s operation and completion of all assigned tasks over the past year.

He clarified that 2017 will be the second year of conducting the resolutions of the 12th Party Congress’ and the 10th Military Party Organisation Congress, urging the whole army to focus on making good performance in five key areas, including better forecast and strategic consultations of possible circumstances to avoid unexpected situation.

He stressed the need to continue strengthening people-based defence, building armed forces of purity and comprehensive strength, as well as the combination of defence-security and economic development in socio-economic plans, strategies and policies.

He also asked for stronger connection between defence-security and external relations expansion in line with the Party and State orientations.

The Party leader also underlined the importance of building strong and uncorrupted Party organisation, preventing self-evolution and self-transformation among Party members.

Lieut. Gen. Deputy Minister of Defence Phan Van Giang delivered a report on the 2016 military and defence work and tasks for the next year.

He said along with effective advices to the Party, Government and localities on defence matters, the military has been the major forces in safeguarding the country’s sovereignty territorial integrity and security, fixing damages caused by natural disasters, and conducting search and rescue operations and mine clearance.

The whole army has stayed firm in keeping absolute trust in the Party’s leadership, while standing ready for all tasks, he added.

Giang underscored that in 2017, the army should continue implementing the Central Military Commission’s Resolution 756 on improving training quality, strengthening the building of regular order and discipline, and realising the education and training development strategy in armed forces in the 2016-2020 period.

It is crucial to make comprehensive reform and basic change in the quality and effectiveness of education, training and science research in military schools, and pay more attention to the monitor of the implementation of political tasks and party building, he said.-VNA