Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has stated that defending sovereignty and ensuring political security and social order still remain a regular and key task of the Party, the people and the army with the police force and the army playing the core.

The PM made the statement in Hanoi on January 4 at the Ministry of Public Security’s national conference to review the fight against crimes and the building of the people’s police in 2010.

He emphasised that as the year 2011 is the first year of the 2011-2015 plan, all solutions to boost socio-economic development, protect national sovereignty, achieve growth goals, and ensure political security and social order must be carried out simultaneously.

PM Dung hailed efforts the entire police have made to keep political security and social order in 2010.

In 2010, the police force proactively worked with other sectors and branches, especially the armed force to deploy effectively guidelines, measures and plans to provide absolute safeguards to key targets and important political, diplomatic and cultural events, such as party congresses at all levels, the 16 th and 17 th ASEAN Summits and the 1,000 th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The force stepped up administrative reform to shorten entry and exit processing time for Vietnamese citizens and foreigners.

It achieved positive outcomes in ensuring economic security, thus contributing importantly to the making of policies, managing the macro-economy, reining in inflation and maintaining a high growth rate.

In the year, the police force recommended the Government to handle problems occurred at a number of key projects and wrongdoings at State-run enterprises../.