Military makes great contributions to national achievements: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hailed contributions by the army to the country's achievements at the national political-military conference for the first six months of 2021 that was held virtually in Hanoi on June 30.

PM Chinh noted that in the first half of this year, many important events were organised such as the 13th National Party Congress and the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils in the 2021-2026. Amid the complicated COVID-19 developments, Vietnam has effectively conducted the dual targets of combating the pandemic and boosting socio-economic development.

With the efforts of the whole Party, army and people as well as the political system, the country has recorded considerable and comprehensive achievements in fields, he said, adding that the results have been partly contributed by the Ministry of National Defence as well as all officers and soliders.

According to the PM, amid the advantages and challenges to the implementation of defence and military missions, the Vietnam People’s Army has fulfilled all assigned tasks.

He underlined that the military should promote its self-reliance and self-resilience, solidarity and consensus and creativity in implementing its missions, while persistently and resolutely struggling to firmly protect the national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity in parallel with the socio-economic development and maintaining political stability and an environment of peace for national development.

It is necessary to continue to strengthen international cooperation and external relations in defence, thus creating position and strength to safeguard the country./.