Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has appealed to the armed forces of Military Zone 7 to continue working hard on its range of assigned tasks so as to deserve the trust of the Ho Chi Minh City authorities and people.

Working with the Party Committee of Military Zone 7 High Command in HCM City on August 22, PM Dung hailed them for ensuring national security and defence, social safety and order, which have contributed to local socio-economic development.

He directed cities and provinces to work closely with Military Zone 7 to safeguard national security and facilitate economic growth.

The Party Committee and the entire High Command should uphold the tradition of solidarity and self-reliance, build a firm defence area and continue strengthening collective power so as not to fall into a passive situation, he said.

At the same time, he required them to stand ready to help in case of flooding, and search and rescue missions as well.

Since early this year, Military Zone 7 staff have been firm on duty to guarantee political security and social safety.

They have also offered military and defence advice to local authorities.

Added to this, the campaign “Studying and following late President Ho Chi Minh’s moral examples” and Party build-up activities have received their active response.-VNA