Grand ceremony marks 75th founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army (15:33 23/12/2019)

HNP - The Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense held a grand ceremony in Hanoi to celebrate the 30th All People’s Defense Festival and the 75th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) (December 22, 1944 - 2019) on December 21.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the Military Exploit Order, first class to the Ministry of National Defense.

The event saw the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh; former State Presidents Tran Duc Luong and Truong Tan Sang; former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; former NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung; Standing member of Party Central Committee's Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong. 


Incumbent and former leaders of the Party and State, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the Ministry of National Defense, revolutionary veterans, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, Labor Heroes, and foreign senior military officials were also in attendance. 


Party General Secretary, State President and Secretary of the Central Military Commission Nguyen Phu Trong sent a basket of flowers to the event.
In his speech, General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minister of National Defense, said that the Vietnamese people have promoted the national great unity  in the struggle for national liberation in the past and national development and safeguarding at present. 
Delegates attend the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed over the past 75 years, the VPA has proven itself as a special political force, originated from the people and fought for the people’s well-being, taken the lead in search and rescue activities, settlement of war consequences, natural disaster prevention and control while jointly carrying out military policies as well as socio-economic development programs. 
The PM said that the whole Party, people and army has taken drastic measures to ensure sustainable economic development, national security and defense and political stability, creating a solid foundation for the country’s sustainable and prosperous development. 
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the event.
On behalf of the Party and State, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked  the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense, ministries, agencies and localities to disseminate and effectively execute the Party and State’s policies on building and firmly consolidating the people-based defense, aiming to successfully performing the task of defending the Fatherland.
The PM also affirmed that   the Party and State have always paid special attention to consolidating the national defense and building a strong army, contributing to successfully implementing the cause of building and defending the Fatherland.
At the ceremony, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented a first-class Military Exploit Order upon the VPA and some high-ranking officers of the army in recognition of their particularly excellent achievements in the VPA building, defense consolidation, and contributions to socialism building and national protection.

By Tran Huong

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