|President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the 71st National Public Security Congress that opened in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang has asked public security forces to safeguard national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity while maintaining political stability and peaceful environment for national development.
Speaking at the 71st National Public Security Congress that opened in Ha Noi yesterday, the President said in order to fulfill their tasks, should build a contingent of trustworthy and competent officers.
He urged the sector to advise the Party and State on polices and measures to protect national interests and security, ensure social order and safety during the country's important political events, and prevent conspiracies against the nation.
Sang also called for further co-operation with foreign security agencies and international organisations to prevent and combat crimes in line with the Party and State's foreign policies.
During the congress, participants discussed solutions to ensure security and safety for a number of upcoming key political events, including the 12th National Party Congress and the elections of the 14th National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels for the 2016-21 tenure.
They also debated policies and measures to ensure national security and social order aiming to serve the country's international integration process, especially in the context of the ASEAN Community and Viet Nam's participation in free trade agreements.
In his report, Senior Lieutenant General Dang Van Hieu, Party Central Committee member and Permanent Deputy Minister of Public Security, stated that public security forces had fulfilled their advisory role and co-ordinated with relevant ministries, sectors and localities to ensure national security and social order.
One of the most outstanding achievements in 2015 was the improvement of traffic safety with reductions seen in the number of accidents and fatalities.
At the event, the Central Public Security Party Organisation defined the sector's major objectives in 2016, focusing on maintaining political stability for national socio-economic development and integration, preventing terrorism and sabotage and ensuring safety during political, cultural and foreign events in the country. — VNS