Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday paid a pre-Tết visit to the Border Guard High Command in Ha Noi, during which he praised border guards for their work protecting national sovereignty and border security.
|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng talks to the Border Guard High Command officers in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|
The border guard force has increased synergy in border protection, while performing well in external relations activities through the border and fostering co-operation with border guard forces of neighbouring countries, he noted.
The efforts have helped ensure security, stability and peace, he stated.
The Party chief also hailed the force in supporting communities along the border and popularising the Party and State’s policies and law, helping foil all schemes of hostile forces and maintaining stability in border areas.
The border guard force has also implemented various programmes assisting disadvantaged people in border, sea and island areas, including those providing cows, houses and scholarships to the poor.
Noting difficulties and challenges in domestically and globally, he stressed the need to strengthen efforts to safeguard national sovereignty, the Party, the regime and a secure environment for development.
General Secretary Trọng asked the border guard force to continue protecting national sovereignty and security in border, sea and island areas, while combating crime, ensuring political security as well as social order and safety in border areas.
During the visit, the Party leader also had online talks with officials and soldiers in Lũng Cú border post in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang, Côn Đảo border post in the southern coastal Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, and Đất Mũi border post in the southernmost province of Cà Mau to send them New Year greetings.