PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc shakes hands with delegates to the event. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the entire People’s Public Security force to be well aware that following late President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings is a key political task of each of its units and officers.

He was speaking at a meeting in Hanoi on May 15 which reviewed the five-year implementation of the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS)’s Directive 05 on enhancing public security officers’ studying of and compliance with President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings from 2013 to 2018.

The teachings for are: “For myself, to be a frugal integrity; For the colleagues, to kindly help; For the government, to be absolutely loyal; For the people, to be respectful and polite; For the work, to be devoted; and For the enemy, to be firmly smart against.”

In his speech, PM Phuc said good adherence to the teachings means building a steadfast and humane style for public security officers and a pure and strong public security force that works for the sake of people.

He said there are many good role models in the force, noting that even in peacetime, public security officers still sacrifice to keep political security and social order and safety, and ensure people’s peaceful lives.

In the past five years, 47 officers have laid down their lives while nearly 1,400 others were injured while performing duties, he noted, adding that more than 600,000 collectives and individuals in the force have been honoured with many noble rewards by the Party and the State.

The Government leader said after more than seven decades, the teachings of President Ho Chi Minh remain valuable and are the lodestar of every act and behaviour of public security officers.

The force needs to press ahead with communication activities to improve its officers’ awareness, morality and lifestyle. The entire sector must tighten discipline and step up corruption prevention to build a pure and strong force, thus keeping its role as the key force in the fight against crimes.

It is also necessary to continue fine-tuning mechanism to ensure the Party’s absolute and direct leadership of the force in all aspects, PM Phuc added.

Reporting on the Directive 05 implementation, Deputy Minister of the MoPS Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thanh said the movement “Public security officers study and implement Uncle Ho’s teachings” has been closely associated with the studying and following of Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, moral example and lifestyle. Relevant campaigns and emulation movements in the force have spread, helping encourage officers to fulfill their tasks.

The sector has boosted examination, supervision, communication activities and commendation of role models to promote the implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings and the following of the late leader’s example, he added.-VNA