President Tran Dai Quang (right) presents gift to an officer at the reception (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 11 for a delegation of war invalids, martyrs’ relatives and outstanding officers of the People’s Police Force on the occasion of the 70th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).

On behalf of Party and State leaders, President Quang expressed deep gratitude to heroic martyrs, Vietnamese heroic mothers, heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, war invalids, families of martyrs and revolutionary contributors as well as officers and soldiers of the People’s Police Force for their sacrifices for the Party’s and the nation’s noble revolutionary objectives and ideals.

The President said he was touched by outstanding examples of officers and soldiers in the People’s Police Force, who have bravely combated, sacrificed and recorded excellent achievements, thus helping to protect the peaceful life and happiness of the people.

Over the past 55 years of development, in any circumstances, the People’s Police Force have always showed absolute loyalty to the Party, State and people, overcoming all difficulties to fight crimes, he noted.

President Quang also stressed that as the world situation is changing rapidly and complicatedly, the People’s Public Security Force and Police Force in particular are facing tougher tasks, requiring greater efforts to comprehensively implement measures to safeguard the country’s security, and social order and safety.

The State leader asked the police force to promote its core and pioneer role in combating crimes and protecting social order and safety, while improving the effectiveness of State management over security and order in parallel with speeding up administrative reform and expanding international cooperation in fighting and preventing crimes.

In 2017, the police force should focus on ensuring security and order for important events of the country, including the APEC Year 2017 and especially the APEC Economic Leaders Week that will be held in the central city of Da Nang in November.

Lieutenant General Tran Van Ve, Acting General Director of the General Police Department under the Public Security Ministry, said that during the past 30 years of renewal, 162 policemen laid down their lives when combating crimes, while over 1,000 others were injured and exposed to HIV.-VNA