Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) -
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc commended the police
sector in general and the Central Public Security
Party Committee and police forces in localities in particular for performing
their core role of ensuring national security and social order and safety during
2020, especially in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters
and in subsequent rescue efforts.
Addressing the 76th national public security conference in HCM City on
December 7, the PM affirmed that the sector’s efforts have contributed to completing
the country’s socio-economic development goals.
The sector has deployed synchronous plans to protect the security and safety of
Party Congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress,
as well as the country’s key external events, and provided internal political
protection and fought the incorrect views of hostile forces, he said.
He underlined the efforts of the sector in curbing crimes, especially those relating
to corruption, “black” credit, drug trafficking, online gambling, and trade fraud.
He especially praised the sector for ensuring religious security in “hotspots”, saying that coordination between the police force
and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in the work has proven effective.
While acknowledging and praising the sector’s determination to speed up a project
to build a national population database and one to
simplify administrative procedures and citizenship papers, the PM spoke highly of the
launch of the public
service portal of the Ministry of Public Security, saying that this
will result in fundamental
changes to residential management.
On the occasion, he pressed a button to launch the ministry’s portal, which provides
289 online administrative procedures at level 2 and above.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Public Security General To Lam pointed out the difficulties and challenges facing the sector in
ensuring security and social order as the global and regional situation continues
to evolve in a rapid, complex, and unpredictable manner.
Delegates focused discussions on solutions to innovate and improve the efficiency
of security work while demonstrating their determination to successfully implement
the goals and tasks of the sector in 2021 and subsequent years./.