PANO – A delegation from the Defence Ministry, led by Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Thanh Cung, Politburo Member and Deputy-Defence Minister, paid a working visit to the Lai Chau Provincial Party Committee and checked the defence mission and crime prevention at the Military Command of Phong Tho District, at the Border Guard Command of Lai Chau Province and Dao San Border Post.
Over the past years, military forces, police, border guards and forest rangers closely cooperated with each other to defend border areas as well as to discover illegal ore exploitation, forest exploitation and drug, women and children trafficking. These achievements in crime prevention ensured public security in the locality and promoted eco-social development of the locality.
During the visit, the General praised efforts of staff and troops of these units in surmounting difficulties and in providing consultancy to executive committees and local authorities while fulfilling their national defence missions.
General Cung asked these military units and border guards to promote achievements recorded over the past years, to have more training to raise skills for staff and troops as well as participate in the program to build up new rural areas. Translated by Tran Hoai