Leaders congratulate general Dang Quan Thuy on 90th birthday hinh anh 1Lt Gen Dang Quan Thuy (centre, left) receives flowers from President Tran Dai Quang

Hanoi, (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have visited and offered congratulations to Lieutenant General Dang Quan Thuy on his 90th birthday and 71-year membership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The President expressed his admiration of the general’s accomplishments and hailed him as an exemplary model for younger generations.

The President stressed that the experiences and opinions of elder generations are very useful to the cause of national construction and defence, and pledged to do his best to fulfil the mission assigned to him by the Party, State and people, thus meeting the aspirations of older generations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the example of Lt. Gen. Dang Quan Thuy is valuable in educating young generations about the heroic traditions of previous generations. 

Lt. Gen. Dang Quan Thuy directly participated in many military campaigns in some of the fiercest battle fields during the resistance wars for national liberation and re-unification, including the Dien Bien Phu Campaign and the Spring Offensive and Uprising in 1968, as well as in the fight to defend the country’s northern and southwest border lines.

He was vice chairman of the National Assembly from 1992 to 1997.-VNA