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Hanoi (VNA) – A conference took place in Hanoi on June 7 to review the cooperation in the fight against corruption between the Party Central Committee’s Internal Affairs Commission, the Central Public Security Commission, Party Civil Affairs Committees of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Public Security and Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam hailed the concerted efforts among the agencies last year, which he said, contributed to speeding up the investigation and trial of major economic and corruption cases.

He stressed the need to strictly implement the directions of Party General Secretary and Head of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption Nguyen Phu Trong at its regular meeting on April 17, ensuring the Party’s leadership and directions of the Party Central Committee, Politburo, Secretariat and the steering committee.

Lam asked the Party Central Committee’s Internal Affairs Commission and agencies to review, amend and supplement Party documents and legal regulations regarding investigation and trial of corruption cases, especially in evaluating losses, valuing and recovering assets.

This year, the central steering committee decided to establish eight teams to investigate and prosecute serious economic and corruption cases in 20 provinces, he added.

Agencies concerned were asked to draw lessons from the past to improve the efficiency of the corruption fight.

Reviewing the work last year, reports said a number of proposals involving anti-corruption mechanisms, policies and laws were raised while shortcomings in State management in socio-economic affairs were promptly fixed.

Concluding the event, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Internal Affairs Commission Phan Dinh Trac urged for the continued joint work to investigate, prosecute and put on trial serious corruption cases and review tasks assigned by the central steering committee.-VNA