Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects the combat readiness of the mobile police on January 24 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The mobile police need to boost cooperation in personnel training with police of other countries, particularly those which are experienced in fighting terrorism, so as to improve their combat capacity and readiness.

The request was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a working session in Hanoi on January 24 with the Mobile Police High Command, which is under the Ministry of Public Security.

He said the mobile police are the force directly fighting to protect people’s lives and property. It has done a good job of dealing with emergencies in important areas, thereby ensuring the country’s security and order in every circumstance.

Complex and unpredictable developments of crimes in 2017 will challenge the protection of national security and social order and safety, he said.

He noted the tasks for the mobile police, as well as the public security forces in general, in 2017 and the following years are very heavy. They must defeat all sabotage plots and activities of hostile forces and criminals while eradicating factors that jeopardise stability.

PM Phuc asked the mobile police to overcome difficulties to fulfill all assigned tasks while mastering specialised equipment. He also sympathised with police officers who have to be on duty far away from their families during the Lunar New Year.

At the working session, Minister of Public Security To Lam said the Central Public Security Party Committee and leaders of the ministry consider mobile police as the core force in taking armed measures to protect national security and keep social order and safety. 

It has developed comprehensively and closely cooperated with other forces to ensure security, especially in important areas, settle hotbeds and stand ready in all cases, he added.-VNA