Party leader praises security sector

Update: January, 16/2018 - 10:21
General Secretary of the Communist Party, Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at at a two-day conference held by the Ministry of Public Security in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, has urged the public security sector to improve forecast and analysis work for the prevention and early detection of threats to national interests and security - and any act of sabotage.

Speaking at a two-day conference held by the Ministry of Public Security in Hà Nội yesterday to review the performance of the sector and outline tasks for 2018, the Party leader said steps must be taken to protect information, cyber and economic security and effectively counter hostile and false information, especially on the Internet. 

While praising the public security sector’s efforts, Trọng said that the domestic and international situation in 2018 posed heavy tasks for the sector.

He said this was why it was necessary to ensure the Party’s absolute and comprehensive leadership of the public security forces.

He added that operations must be increased against trans-border, hi-tech and drug crimes and violations of laws in environment, food safety, and taxation; and enhance the effectiveness of operations against corruption, he stressed.

Last year, public security forces strictly promoted the rule of law, and innovative, active, responsible and effective actions. They succeeded in providing advice to the Party and State on strategic issues in the fields of politics, the economy and foreign affairs while ensuring the nation’s interests, national security and social order. 

Trong said the forces had played an active role in ensuring security for Việt Nam’s important political events, particularly the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, enhancing the country’s image in the international arena. 

Also, thanks to drastic efforts, the forces also brought about a 3.02 per cent decline in the number of crimes in 2017 while 80.41 per cent of criminal cases were solved. The number of traffic accidents fell by 6.32 per cent with a 4.33 per cent decrease in fatalities, according to the sector’s year-end report.

The sector has also improved the efficiency of state management of population, household registration, and foreigners as well as the use of weapons and explosives, and conditional business areas. — VNS