The relationship between traditional security and non-traditional security threats should be further clarified to better outline solutions to danger, a senior public security official has said.

Chairing a symposium titled “Non-traditional security threats: identifying, experience and solutions” in Hanoi on October 15, Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam said fighting non-traditional security threats forms an important part of national defence and security in an ever-changing world, helping to safeguard national safety, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The symposium brought together senior officials, managers, scientists, and experts working in the various realms of national security.

They debated the basic characteristics of non-traditional threats to stability, development and sustainability in Vietnam and other countries and studied experience in responding to these threats from the world’s major powers.

They also debated the responsibility of public security forces to respond to these threats.-VNA