|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attaches the Order of Hồ Chí Minh on the traditional flag of the Việt Nam People’s Procuracy. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Friday praised the performance of the People’s Procuracy over the six decades since it was established for its contributions to ensuring political security, social order and safety, socio-economic development, and the rights of citizens to democracy.
Addressing a ceremony in Hà Nội to mark its 60th anniversary, the PM hailed its staff’s political mettle and ethics in fighting crime and implementing the law.
It has reformed its structure and operations to enhance its effectiveness in fighting crime, including non-traditional types such as high-tech, financial, and environmental crimes as well as those involving foreign elements.
He asked the Procuracy to continue enhancing its responsibility in preventing and tackling corruption and in building a healthy environment for economic development.
The Procuracy should be an incisive tool for the Party to identify corrupt individuals, protect the Party and the administration, and reinforce people’s confidence, he said.
The Government leader underscored the need for the body to avoid miscarriages of justice and neglect of criminal activity while working with other agencies to deal with serious criminal cases.
The leadership of the People’s Procuracy must pay attention to enhancing the capacity of its staff while raising the efficiency of international co-operation in reclaiming State property in economic, corruption, and drug-related cases involving foreigners, he said.
The Government leader concluded by recalling President Hồ Chí Minh's teaching to procuracy officials – to remain fair, honest, subjective, careful, and modest and to be immune from greed for money and power.
On July 15, 1960, legislators at the first session of the second National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam approved the Law to found People’s Procuracy. On July 26, 1960, President Hồ Chí Minh signed a decree to promulgate the law, making the date the annual celebratory day for the body. — VNS