The brilliant achievements and heroic feats of arms made by the Vietnam People’s Navy are a source of national pride and an invaluable contribution to national construction and defence, said National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong.
A ceremony was held in Hai Phong on May 7 by the local Party Committee and the Naval Command to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Navy and to award the Navy the Gold Star Order for the second time – the highest distinction of the Party and State.
Over the past 55 years, Vietnam naval forces have made many sacrifices, fought courageously, and overcome every challenge to fulfill their duty, greatly contributing to the country’s revolutionary cause.
Chairman Trong praised the navy’s 55 years of service and called on its members to strictly follow the Party and State’s policies on national construction and training ever stronger and more effective naval forces.
Mr Trong underlined the need for solidarity and close cooperation between the Navy and the people.
Then, on behalf of the Party and State, Chairman Trong pinned the Gold Star Order on the Naval Arm, the ceremonial flag of the Vietnam People’s Army.