Close ties between army, people create internal strength: PM hinh anh 1An art performance at the programme (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The close ties between soldiers and people have created internal strength, contributing to victories in the past struggle for national independence and reunification and overcoming difficulties, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said.

The Government leader made the remarks while addressing an art programme which was held in Hanoi on December 19 night to honour frontline workers in the pandemic fight, including soldiers.

The event was co-organised by the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defence and Vietnam Television on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22) and 32 years of the All-People Defence Festival.

Vietnamese soldiers are working round the clock to safeguard the country’s waters, air and land, particularly remote, border and island areas, for peace, wealth and happiness of people, as well as Vietnam’s values in the international arena, the PM said.
Close ties between army, people create internal strength: PM hinh anh 2Delegates at the event (Photo: VNA)
The pandemic would continue to develop complicatedly in the time ahead, he said, stressing the important role of forces working on the frontline of the combat, including the army.

Chinh expressed his hope that the army will further promote the close ties to support people in pandemic containment and socio-economic recovery.

The sentiments between the army and people will be resources, strength, values and an invaluable asset to help the country surpass all difficulties, defeat all enemies, eliminate poverty and cope with natural disasters and diseases, thus building a nation of peace, wealth and prosperity, he reiterated.

The programme also featured art performances and stories about the relations between people and soldiers amid COVID-19.

PM Chinh and representatives from the Government, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, ministries and agencies presented certificates of merit to collectives and individuals that have made outstanding performances in the pandemic combat./.