President Tran Dai Quang attaches the Military Exploit Order onto the academy's flag (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged the People’s Security Academy (PSA) to outstandingly perform its forecasting and strategic consulting role for the Ministry of Public Security in order to help the Party and State issue sound guidelines and policies on security, safety, socio-economic development and foreign affairs.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the academy’s 70th anniversary (June 25, 1946) in Hanoi on June 24, the State leader cited multiple threats to national sovereignty, interest and security in the context of unexpected developments in the region and the world at large.

Against the background, the academy was requested to take a more active part in protecting the Party’s ideology, guidelines and policies, and enhancing public trust in the Party, State, people’s police force as well as the reform process Vietnam is pursuing.

The President asked the PSA to double its efforts to become a high-quality and prestigious training scientific research centre at home, gearing towards higher prestige in the region and the world.

Along with revamping its teaching and learning methods, the school should step up international cooperation with well-known universities and national security research centres of other ASEAN members and developing countries worldwide, he said.

Another important task is to increase the training of officers for Laos’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Home Affairs, contributing to bolstering the traditional relationships between Vietnam and the two neighbouring countries, the leader noted.

Besides, it is a need for the academy to work well in Party building and seriously effectuate policies and guidelines of the Party and State regarding education and training, President Tran Dai Quang added.

Reviewing the PSA’s 70-year history, the leader hailed the school for its contributions to safeguarding national security and its coordination in training tens of thousands of Lao and Cambodian security officers.

For the noted achievements it has recorded over the past while, the academy was granted the first-class Military Exploit Order on this occasion.-VNA