Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh on February 6 visited and extended Lunar New Year greetings to General Vo Nguyen Giap.

On behalf of the Central Military Commission, Defence Ministry and the whole army, Thanh briefed Giap on the implementation of military and defence tasks, as well as the building of a comprehensive and strong people’s army in 2012.

Thanh stressed that Giap is a great source of encouragement and pride, and an example to the Vietnamese armed forces and people’s army.

He wished Giap good health and a Happy New Year.

Giap expressed his joy with the army’s achievements and his hope that the entire army would continue to strive for success in 2013. -VNA