President Tran Dai Quang attaches the Military Exploit Order onto the flag of the Hanoi armed forces (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Ensuring safety for Hanoi is a key task of municipal armed forces, President Tran Dai Quang said at a ceremony on October 18 to mark the 70th anniversary of Hanoi’s armed forces.

He said Hanoi is the country’s administrative and political centre, and a culture, education, science-technology, economics, and international trade hub.

Therefore, it is imperative for the city’s armed forces to guarantee safety for Party and State’s organisations, he added.

The President requested the armed forces work with police to ensure social order and safety, and diplomatic activities while holding exercises to prevent disturbances and terrorism.

Established on October 19, 1946, the Hanoi armed forces made significant contributions to wars against France and the US, especially the “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the air” victory in 1972.

After the country’s reunification in 1975, the Hanoi armed forces have strengthened cooperation with relevant forces to defeat the plots of hostile forces and joined efforts to develop society and the economy.

On the occasion, the Hanoi armed forces received the Military Exploit Order, first class.-VNA