Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes photo with police (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The police force plays a pivotal role in ensuring economic security, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference in Hanoi on May 25.

The event was held by the Ministry of Public Security to review the implementation of the Politburo’s Directive No.12-CT/TW on enhancing the Party’s leadership in the field.

The PM directed the police force to create a significant change in the awareness of all sectors about the importance of ensuring economic security in the current situation.

The verification of economic projects on security protection is the task of the public security sector, he said, requesting not to make difficulties for businesses and investors.

He asked the police to seriously implement the Party and State’s policies and guidelines on developing socialist-oriented market economy and ensuring economic security.

It is necessary to clearly define responsibility of heads of ministries, departments and localities in the sphere in addition to harmonising socio-economic development, global economic integration, and economic security, he said.

The PM requested the police force to proactively name threats to the economy and promptly devise effective measures to cope with.

He also ordered measures to protect the macro economy, curb inflation, and support enterprises, as well as improve business environment and national competitiveness.

Minister of Public Security To Lam said the police force is aware of their missions and responsibilities to ensure economic security.

He underlined this as a primary condition to create safe and favourable environment for startups, rapid and sustainable development of the economy, boosting industrialisation, modernisation, and international economic integration.-VNA