President Tran Dai Quang attaches the Feat Order (first class) to the flag of Special Task Police Battalion No. 1 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Special Task Police Battalion No. 1, an elite armed unit of the Ministry of Public Security’s Mobile Police High Command, marked its 20th founding anniversary (March 12, 1997) and received the Feat Order (first class) in Hanoi on March 9.

The battalion is the first special task police unit of the Ministry of Public Security. It has closely coordinated with other specialised forces of the ministry, the army and relevant agencies to ensure the absolute safety for important political, economic, cultural and social events.

It has conducted operations to prevent riots, terrorism and abduction, cracked down on crimes, and ensured political stability, security and order.

Addressing the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang said protecting security and order is a heavy task as the global and regional situation remains complex while hostile forces never cease plots to overthrow the Party and the socialist regime in Vietnam. 

Non-traditional security threats such as natural disasters, epidemics, climate change, environmental pollution and terrorism are developing complicatedly. Organised and trans-national crimes, hi-tech crimes and drug crimes are still issues of public concern.

The President asked the mobile and special task police to continue close coordination with relevant sides to defeat crimes and hostile forces. 

They should enhance relations with the special task force of other countries in training and information and experience sharing, thereby improving their combat capacity, he added.

At the ceremony, President Quang presented the Feat Order (first class) to Special Task Police Battalion No. 1.-VNA