President Truong Tan Sang on April 28 visited military units in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Dong Nai province on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam (April 30, 1975-2014).

Visiting the Military Zone 7 High Command in Ho Chi Minh City, the State leader praised its excellent performance of tasks over past years.

In charge of the country’s largest economic hub, Military Zone 7 faces challenges in preventing crimes and ensuring political stability and security, he said.

The unit has well organised defence exercises under the instruction of the Ministry of National Defence while effectively implementing mass mobilisation and foreign relations work, he added.

Mentioning the current regional and international context, President Sang said the unit should foresee factors that could cause instabilities, conflicts or spark more crimes and economic difficulties in order to make prompt responses.

He urged the zone to join hands with relevant localities to soon complete a border patrol route, thus firmly protecting the national border sovereignty.

He also emphasised the need to take care of the lives of people living in border areas.

Earlier, President Sang also inspected combat readiness in Gia Dinh Regiment stationed in the city and Artillery Brigade 75 in neighbouring Dong Nai province.-VNA