Dear all comrades,
On the occasion of the Year of the Buffalo 2021, on behalf of the Central Military Commission and Defense Ministry, I would like to extend best wishes to all officers, soldiers, and defense workers.
|General Ngo Xuan Lich|
In the Year of the Rat 2020, the Vietnam People’s Army, under the leadership of the Central Military Commission, Defense Ministry, Party committees and chains of commands at all levels, performed its assigned missions in a creative and effective manner and achieved excellent results. While the achievements of the military in performing military and defense missions have been recognized and praised by the Party and State, its flexible, creative and effective performances in defense relations and cooperation on both bilateral and multilateral domains have been highly appreciated by numerous countries.
At home, the military continuously improved its comprehensively defense capabilities and the quality of combat readiness, successfully dealt with all defense and security situations, firmly protected the Fatherland, national independence, territorial integrity, and created a stable peaceful environment for national socio-economic development. Additionally, the military also played the leading role in natural disaster relief, search and rescue, pandemic prevention and control. In fact, military people were always present at the most difficult and dangerous places and ready to sacrifice themselves to protect lives and prosperity of the people. Their acts have brightened the image of Uncle Ho’s Soldier in the eyes of the people in peacetime.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had huge negative impacts in all aspects of life over the past year, the entire military has maintained the working order and regulations, strict observance of discipline, effectively executed combat readiness regulations, and further built a comprehensively strong unit model. All defense agencies and military units have successfully organized congresses of their Party organizations, contributing positively to the success of the 11th Military Party Congress and the 13th National Party Congress.
Regarding defense relations and cooperation, the Defense Ministry successfully organized regional defense and military events, particularly the 14th ADMM and the 7th ADMM+, in 2020 when Vietnam assumed the Chair of ASEAN.
All the achievements the military obtained last year are encouraging and proud.
In the Year of the Buffalo, the first year the entire Party, military, and people implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, the military will start to execute the military and defense missions and building of the Vietnam People’s Army in line with the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and Resolution of the 11th Military Party Congress in the 2021-25 tenure.
The military will bring into full play the heroic traditions and revolutionary nature of the Vietnam People’s Army as well as good qualities of Uncle Ho’s Soldier, tries its utmost to overcome all difficulties, hardships, and challenges, successfully fulfill all missions assigned by the Party, State, and people. Particularly, the military will continue playing the essential role in protecting the Fatherland, national security, national interests and peaceful life of the people, contributing positively to national development in the current context.
I once again wish good health, success, and happiness to all officers, soldiers, and defense workers and your families!
All the best,
General Ngo Xuan Lich
Translated by Thu Nguyen