NGHỆ AN — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday praised the High Command of Military Zone 4 for executing well its task of protecting the North-Central region, ensuring political stability and social security and safety.
At a working session in the central province of Nghệ An, he noted that Military Zone 4 is in a strategic location, covering six provinces in the central region. Hence the local military cadres should firmly uphold the patriotism tradition and build a healthy and transparent unit loyal to the Party, the nation and the people, he said.
He asked the unit to build itself with political firmness and professionalism.
“Military Zone 4 must pay heed to mass mobilisation and external relations, and contribute to strengthening the nation’s special solidarity with Laos,” he said.
Member of the Party Central Committee and Commander of Military Zone 4, Lt. Gen Nguyễn Tân Cương, said its Party unit and staff have abided by resolutions and directives of the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, the Central Military Commission and Defence Ministry, particularly the resolution of the 12th National Party Congress and another passed by the eighth plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee on “national protection strategy in the new context.”
In accordance with the resolution of the fourth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee and the Politburo’s Directive No.05, they have conducted criticism and self-criticism, devised measures to fight “peaceful evolution” attempts by hostile forces and resisted political and ideological degradation, he said.
The cadres have also actively responded to the campaign exhorting people to study and follow the morals and lifestyle of Hồ Chí Minh, he added.
In coping with natural disasters, the Military Zone 4’s High Command has deployed tens of thousands of officers and soldiers to conduct search and rescue operations and helped local residents stabilise their lives with other forms of assistance. It has offered free health checks and medicines and worked closely with Lao localities and units to safeguard the shared border, he added.
Earlier yesterday morning, the Party leader offered incense and paid floral tributes to late President Hồ Chí Minh at the Kim Liên relic site, visited the temple dedicated to 8th-century King Mai Hắc Đế n Nam Đàn District and the Emperor Quang Trung temple atop Quyết Mountain. — VNS