The Politburo convened a national congress in Hanoi on July 16 to update and direct enforcement of its directive on strengthening Party leadership over ensuring national security and order in the new global context.

State President Truong Tan Sang, the Politburo, the Secretariat and municipal and provincial leaders attended the event.

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh presented fundamental points of the directive.

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang delivered a report on recent security situations nationwide.

Senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, National Defence, Information and Communications, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh municipal Party Committees voiced necessary tasks to enforce the directive.

In his closing speech, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked participants to fully exercise their responsibilities and raise staff awareness of ensuring national safety and order, safeguarding national independence and sovereignty, and protecting the Party, regime and people.

They were also asked to guarantee absolute safety for significant political events in preparation for all-level Party Congresses and the 12 th National Party Congress.-VNA