Attending the visit was Vice Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Hieu; Rear Admiral Luong Viet Hung, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam People's Navy; Rear Admiral Nguyen Dang Tien, Secretary of the Party Committee cum Political Commissar of the Naval Region.
The delegation also visited and paid tribute to heroic martyrs at Hang Duong and Hang Keo cemeteries on Con Dao Island. Deputies sincerely commemorated and expressed deep gratitude to the heroes and fallen soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the independence and freedom of the nation on the islands, also known as the holy land.
Vice Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Hieu affirmed that the building management force of sea, islands, and ocean economic activities is an urgent and important task. In particular, the Vietnam People's Navy is the core service in protecting Vietnam's maritime sovereignty.
The municipal Government has always been interested in caring for the armed forces who are working day and night around islands to protect the country’s sovereignty, he added.
The delegation of HCMC's leaders and officials has carried out a trip to visit cadres, soldiers of the Naval Regions 2 and 5, and local people on the southwestern islands on September 24- October 1.