Council for National Defense and Security (Vietnam)
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Council for National Defence and Security is an agency of the State of Vietnam.
The President of Vietnam is Commander-in-Chief of the People's armed forces and the Chairman of the Council for National Defence and Security.
The Council for National Defence and Security consists of a Chairman, Vice Chairmen and other members.
The President of the State recommends a list of members of the Council for National Defence and Security to the National Assembly for ratification. Members of the Council need not necessarily be representatives of the National Assembly.
The Council for Defence and Security works on a collective basis and adopts decisions by majority.
The Council is under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The general secretary ensures the coordination of activities of the Council with the Central Military Commission, the army's regular management agency.
Now, the Council for National Defence and Security of Vietnam includes: President (Chairman), Prime Minister (Vice Chairman), Chairman of the National Assembly, Minister of Defense, Minister of Public Security and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The Council for National Defence and Security mobilised all forces and capabilities of the country in the defence of the homeland.
In the cases of war, the National Assembly may assign the Council for National Defence and Security special tasks and powers.
Predecessor organization of the Council is Supreme Defense Council (1948), later renamed the Defense Council (1960), and in 1992 named Council for National Defence and Security. In its history, the less active.
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