Senior public security, defence officers receive General rank hinh anh 1Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hands over the promotion decisions to General To Lam and General Luong Cuong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Public Security To Lam, and Chairman of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army Luong Cuong have been promoted from the rank of Senior Lieutenant General to General.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council, handed over the promotion decisions to the officers during a ceremony in Hanoi on January 29.

He congratulated the new Generals, saying the promotion shows the trust of the Party, State and people to the armed force as well as the recognition of important contributions of General To Lam and General Luong Cuong to the construction and development of the army and the public security force as well as the nation building and defence.

Pointing to challenges facing the country in the current period, he underlined the significance of reinforcing defence and safeguarding national security, political stability and social safety and order, as well as the key role of the army and public security force in the work.

“The Party, State, people and the armed forces hope and believe that the two Generals will continue promoting the glorious tradition of the People’s Army and the People’s Public Security, upholding the revolutionary virtue and loyalty to the Party, nation and people, and exerting every effort to serve the nation and people,” stated the leader.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Public Security General To Lam showed his honour to receive the ranking, and promised to work harder to firmly safeguard national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, protecting the Party, State and socialism as well as the peaceful and happy life of the people, while further developing the people’s armed forces as a regular, modern, elite force.-VNA