PM attends 76th national public security conference hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) -
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc commended the police sector in general and the Central Public Security Party Committee and police forces in localities in particular for performing their core role of ensuring national security and social order and safety during 2020, especially in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters and in subsequent rescue efforts.

Addressing the 76th national public security conference in HCM City on December 7, the PM affirmed that the sector’s efforts have contributed to completing the country’s socio-economic development goals.

The sector has deployed synchronous plans to protect the security and safety of Party Congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the country’s key external events, and provided internal political protection and fought the incorrect views of hostile forces, he said.

He underlined the efforts of the sector in curbing crimes, especially those relating to corruption, “black” credit, drug trafficking, online gambling, and trade fraud.

He especially praised the sector for ensuring religious security in “hotspots”, saying that coordination between the police force and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in the work has proven effective.

While acknowledging and praising the sector’s determination to speed up a project to build a national population database and one to simplify administrative procedures and citizenship papers, the PM spoke highly of the launch of the public service portal of the Ministry of Public Security, saying that this will result in fundamental changes to residential management.

On the occasion, he pressed a button to launch the ministry’s portal, which provides 289 online administrative procedures at level 2 and above.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Public Security General To Lam pointed out the difficulties and challenges facing the sector in ensuring security and social order as the global and regional situation continues to evolve in a rapid, complex, and unpredictable manner.

Delegates focused discussions on solutions to innovate and improve the efficiency of security work while demonstrating their determination to successfully implement the goals and tasks of the sector in 2021 and subsequent years./.