Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and officers and soldiers of the academy (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Academy of Politics under the Ministry of National Defence needs to join in building the army strong politically as this is an urgent, crucial issue in the national defence in the new period, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The PM made the request at a ceremony marking the 65 th anniversary of the academy in Hanoi on October 23.

An army with political firmness helps form an elite, revolutionary, regular, and gradually modernising army as determined by the Party and State to defend the country in the new period, he clarified.

The academy, therefore, should continue improving the quality of political education, actively conduct theoretical research, and accumulate experience in service of that goal, the leader added.

Founded amidst the fierce struggle against US forces, the academy has continuously revamped its operation model, objectives as well as training methods. It has trained nearly 40,000 local political officials and lecturers.

Besides, the academy also trained nearly 1,300 officials for Laos and Cambodia, contributing to consolidating the solidarity, friendship and cooperation with the two neighbouring countries.

Applauding achievements recorded by the academy’s officers, soldiers and students over the past years, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the academy with the Military Exploit Order , first class.-VNA