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Vietnam president orders army to speed up reshuffle

Updated at Friday, 11 Jan 2019, 16:45
The Hanoitimes - The army needs to thoroughly check the operations, missions, and personnel of its bodies through 2021.
Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense has been ordered to expedite the reshuffle from now through 2021 with the focus on strategic bodies, divestment, and privatization. 
 
President Nguyen Phu Trong at the meeting on January 10. Photo: Zing
President Nguyen Phu Trong at the meeting on January 10. Photo: Zing
The army needs to thoroughly check the operations, missions, and personnel of its bodies, mostly vocational schools, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong said at a meeting on January 10. 

He asked the army to keep an eye on the implementation of the reshuffle plans, especially on the management of the military land to prevent wrongdoings in the process. 

Tthe military has undergone reshuffles since 2017 with the dissolution of dozens of bodies and a series of vocational schools, as well as the trimming down of more than 16,000 staff members.  

In 2019, the military has been required to strengthen foreign relations to improve the defense missions which focus on sea and border protection and cyber security. The force was also required to prepare for  military conferences when Vietnam takes the chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2020.  
Linh Pham
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