Lang Son province celebrates 190th founding anniversary hinh anh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (sixth from left) presents the first-class Independence Order to Lang Son province on November 4 (Photo: VNA)
Lang Son (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony marking the 190th founding anniversary of the northern border province of Lang Son on November 4.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue also sent flowers to congratulate the province on this occasion.

In his remarks, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Quoc Doan said throughout history, people of different ethnic groups in Lang Son have always upheld patriotism and revolutionary tradition, shown steadfastness and undauntedness in the fights against foreign invaders, and stayed industrious, dynamic, and creative in working, thus substantially contributing to the development and safeguarding of the province and the country as a whole.

On behalf of Party and State leaders, President Phuc presented the first-class Independence Order to the Party organisation, administration, and people of Lang Son for their particularly excellent achievements, which have helped with the socialism building and national safeguarding.

Lang Son province celebrates 190th founding anniversary hinh anh 2President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at the ceremony on November 4 (Photo: VNA)
The State leader noted despite numerous difficulties of a mountainous and border locality, Lang Son has kept bringing into play the revolutionary tradition, upholding solidarity, mobilising resources, and tapping into potential and advantages so as to become increasingly developed in terms of economy, society, culture, defence, security, and external relations.

He asked the province to strongly combine socio-economic development with consolidating defence - security, maintaining political stability and social order and safety, and firmly protecting national sovereignty and border security, thereby helping to build a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development.

Lang Son needs to foster the traditional ties and cross-border trade with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and other localities of China so as to create a peaceful, stable, and favourable environment for socio-economic development, he added.

Earlier the same day, President Phuc had visited and presented gifts to some families of revolution contributors in Lang Son./.