|Politburo member and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presented the title Hero of the People’s Armed Forces to the General Department of Military Intelligence under the Defence Ministry at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 25.
The NA Chairwoman said the conferment of the title is a great honour for the General Department, also known as General Department II, which at the same time comes with heavy responsibility.
She urged the general department to uphold the glorious tradition of the unit, stay absolutely loyal to the Party, the Fatherland and the people, and stand ready to receive and fulfill all tasks assigned by the Party, State, Army and people.
Director of the General Department Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Hung addressed the ceremony, summing up the magnanimous traditions and glorious feats of the defence intelligence sector during its 74-year history.
He said the hero title is the recognition of the feat of arms and sacrifice of generations of officers, soldiers and workers in the sector.