Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with high-level public security officials as he attended the 75th national public security conference held in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked the public security sector to dedicate resources and efforts to ensure absolute safety and security during the many high-level events that will take place next year.
He made the request on Tuesday during the 75th national public security conference in Hà Nội, adding that public security forces must identify challenges, fix shortcomings, take drastic and effective actions to meet the demands in the face of a changing world, including Industry 4.0, non-traditional threats and global instabilities.
They were required to firmly maintain national security, ensure social safety and order in every circumstance, absolutely protect security and safety of party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress, the ASEAN Summit, political, cultural and diplomatic events of the country.
He noted that they must improve the efficiency of State management on security and order, contributing to building a law-governed State of the people, by the people, and for the people.
PM Phúc also requested that the public security forces resolutely fight irresponsible behaviours and detached responses to legitimate concerns and requests from citizens, and to develop cultured manners and conduct in interactions with the public to foster trust.
It is a must to build a strong and transparent public security force, thus deserving the love and confidence of the people, he said.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. Bùi Văn Nam said the force launched a number of crackdowns on crimes, investigated and dealt with over 40,700 criminal violation cases, and busted more than 2,200 gangs this year.
Social security and public order crimes went down by 7.39 per cent compared to last year, he said.
He added that the police handled over 14,300 economic management violation cases, 298 corruption cases and over 1,700 smuggling cases, arresting more than 35,100 drug traffickers, confiscated nearly 1,500kg of heroin, over 5,500kg of meth and nearly 1 million pills.
As many as nine officers were killed, 304 others were injured and hundreds of others were exposed to the HIV virus while discharging their duties.
With such dedication, thousands of officers and soldiers were awarded noble distinctions by the Party and State, he said.
In 2020, the motto of the public security sector will be “Proactiveness, Setting an example, Discipline, Responsibility and Effectiveness,” Nam said.— VNS