President extends Tet greetings to Truong Sa soldiers hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang visits the Signal High Command on the New Year's Eve (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on February 15 night talked and extended Tet (Lunar New Year) greetings, via a live TV programme, to officers and soldiers at 10 units under the Signal Arm, Dam Thuy Border Post in Trung Khanh district of northern Cao Bang province, and Song Tu Tay island of Truong Sa archipelago in the central province of Khanh Hoa.  

The State leader praised the Signal High Command for its achievements gained in all fields in 2017, especially efforts to ensure social security for local people and help them with poverty reduction and new-style rural building.

Expressing his delight at seeing officers, soldiers and people on Song Tu Tay island in the moment of transition between the old and new year, President Quang affirmed the Party, State and people nationwide always extend special sentiments towards officers, soldiers and people on the island.

He spoke highly of the vigilance, readiness for combat and solidarity of officers, soldiers and people on the island, wishing them a happy new year with the fulfillment of the task of safeguarding the sacred sea and island of the nation.

Greeting officers and soldiers at the Dam Thuy Border Post on the Lunar New Year, the State leader wished they would exert every effort to overcome difficulties and continue doing well mass mobilisation work while coordinating closely with local authorities and people in ensuring border security and protecting national border sovereignty.

He urged the Dam Thuy Border Post to work with forces of the neighbouring country to increase patrols to prevent criminals and build a border line of peace, stability, friendship and development.-VNA