Defence ministry urged to continue building regular, elite army hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (standing) at a meeting with defence leaders in Hanoi on September 6 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
President Tran Dai Quang has asked the Ministry of National Defence to focus on a number of missions assigned by the Party, State and people, including the continued building of a revolutionary, regular, elite and modern people’s army.

The State leader had a working session with the ministry’s leaders in Hanoi on September 6 to review its past performance and direct new tasks.

The President praised achievements the ministry has obtained in leading the implementation of military missions over the past time

He stated military officers and soldiers have overcome difficulties to fulfill their duties amid complicated developments in the region and the world, increasing activities of hostile forces against the Party and State, and continuous occurrences of natural disasters.

In the coming time, the ministry must actively grasp the situation and well perform its advisory and strategic tasks on military and defence while continuously improving training quality and combative readiness, he said.

The leader stressed the need to closely coordinate with the public security and other forces to defeat all hostile forces’ sabotage schemes and activities; maintain political security and social order and safety; and ensure security during important events such as APEC meetings this year.-VNA