Prime Minister visits National Defence Academy

(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday visited the National Defence Academy on the 79th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army and the 34th anniversary of the All People Defence Festival (December 22).
Prime Minister visits National Defence Academy - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the National Defence Academy. (Photo: VOV)

Prime Minister Chinh said building and protecting the Fatherland are two strategic missions of Vietnam since the country's founding. Protecting the Fatherland is a very important condition and premise to create a peaceful and stable environment for national construction and development, he said.  

The PM praised the academy for its role in offering strategic advice to the Party and State regarding national defence and security, and army building, as well as in socio-economic and cultural development.

He emphasised high requirements in national construction and defence in the present regional and world situation, and urged the academy to enhance research and training quality in order to create a breakthrough in human resources development for the armed forces.

PM Chinh asked the academy to step up research in military and defence science, and promote defence diplomacy and international cooperation.