President chairs third meeting of Council of National Defence and Security hinh anh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 17 chaired the third meeting of the Council of National Defence and Security.

Delegates looked into the National Assembly’s resolution on the relief of a number of council members and other personnel issues for the 2016-2021 tenure, along with documents regarding the operation of the council.

In his remarks, Phuc, who is also Chairman of the council, stressed the importance of the meeting which reviewed the council’s performance in the tenure while creating a basis for its activities in the new term.

Apart from traditional challenges, there are non-traditional security ones, notably the COVID-19 pandemic, the leader pointed out.

Despite efforts by the Government, the pandemic is still developing complicatedly, he said, highlighting the important role of the army, public security forces and diplomacy in the COVID-19 fight./.