HA NOI — Police forces should continuously improve their professional and security skills in order to cope with all types of global and domestic crime and security situations, said President Truong Tan Sang.
Sang made the comments during his new year visit to Ha Noi Police yesterday, the first working day of the Year of the Dragon, stressing that hostile forces had tended to use modern technology in their crimes and chose the capital city as the main area to prejudice the nation's security.
President Sang congratulated Ha Noi Police on their achievements over the past year and attributed the country's achievements to contributions by the police in general and the municipal police in particular.
The director of the Ha Noi Police Department, Lieutenant General Nguyen Duc Nhanh, briefed the President on the sector's operations and tasks in 2011.
He said Ha Noi Police carried out plans to maintain political security and social order, focusing on key targets and important political events.
During the lunar new year festival Tet, there were no fires or explosions in the capital city, helping Hanoians welcome the New Year in a peaceful, joyous atmosphere, he added.
President Sang, joined by Party and State officials, also visited the Ha Noi Police Museum, which houses around 1,000 documents, exhibits and photos of the service's achievements over the country's five historic periods.
The museum has made contributions to education, and raising awareness of the risks and responsibilities of the capital's officers and soldiers.
At the museum, President Sang made a note in the museum's traditional notebook, wishing them a happy new year.
On the same day, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung paid a new year visit to Viet Nam Customs.
Hung commended the Customs Department for their efforts in 2011, saying that their efforts had contributed to stabilising the macro economy and maintaining the development of the country.
"Customs staff have also developed professional skills, effectively controlled the trade deficit and supported export activities," Hung said.
He urged the sector to continue its good work in 2012.
The NA Chairman also visited officials and staff of the National Assembly yesterday. — VNS