President Tran Dai Quang pins badge on the flag of the border guards of northern Hai Phong city (Source: VNA)
Hai Phong (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang pinned the badge carrying the title of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces on the traditional flag of the border guards of northern Hai Phong city during a local ceremony on June 23.

Speaking at the event, President Quang hailed the Hai Phong border guards for successfully fulfilling their mission of firmly safeguarding border, island and seaport sovereignty and security while ensuring the absolute safety of political, economic and cultural establishments as well as visiting Party and State leaders.

During the war, the forces shot down 21 aircraft and arrested five US pilots, established a suicide squad to disarm torpedoes, contributing to defeating sabotage war waged by the US.

He asked them to fully grasp and effectively implement the Party and State’s resolutions and directions on national defence-security, particularly the Resolution adopted by the 12th National Party Congress, and the Resolution on national defence strategy in the new context passed at the eighth plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee’s Congress, and another on Vietnam marine strategy until 2020 by the fourth plenum of the 10th Party Central Committee’s Congress, and others.

They were required to advise local Party units and authorities to strengthen and combine all-people’s national defence and security postures while actively engaging in socio-economic and cultural activities.

The leader noted that the forces must pay attention to effectively implementing resolutions on strengthening Party building and rectification adopted by the fourth plenum of the 11th and 12th National Party Congresses, preventing and driving back degradation in political ideology, moral virtue and lifestyle as well as “self-evolution” and “self-transformation”.

At the same time, they were urged to continue effectively implementing Decree No.5-CT/TW by the Politburo (12th tenure) on “Studying and following lifestyle of President Ho Chi Minh”.

On the occasion, the President also presented the title to Lieut. Col Nguyen Huu Doai, former political officer of Trang Cat public security station, part of the Hai Phong city’s border guard forces.-VNA