Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other delegates at the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Enhancing the application of military science is an important task in the present context, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

At a working session with leaders of the Ministry of National Defence in Hanoi on September 21, the PM stressed the need for the sector to master cutting-edge weapons and equipment in training and fighting.

He urged the ministry to set forth policies boosting the development of the defence industry in order to produce high-tech and modern military products, while outstandingly perform defence external relations in the context of international integration.

The ministry was also requested to keep discipline, seriously fight corruptions and other bad deeds in the army, and hasten the equitisation of military-run businesses to prevent losses of State assets.

The leader asked the ministry to better fulfil its role as an advisor to the Party and the State on making strategic decisions and policies on national defence, especially amidst the complicated regional and international situations.

Hailing the army’s core role in protecting the country’s territorial sovereignty, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said despite a range of difficulties facing the country, the Government will create optimal conditions for officers and soldiers to fulfil their tasks.

Mentioning the development of the defence industry, he said Viettel has operated fruitfully, becoming a prestigious telecom group in the region and the world at large.

Apart from building and maintaining border lines of friendship and peace with neighbouring countries, the military has well coordinated with local authorities and people in socio-economic development, the leader said.

It has also shown good performance in mass mobilisation, search and rescue operations, he added.

The PM displayed his belief that officers and soldiers will overcome all difficulties to attain more glorious achievements and complete all the assigned tasks, deserving of the trust of the Party, State and people.-VNA