The Steering Committees for Northwestern, Central Highlands and Southwestern Regions shared their experience in ensuring religious security during their meeting in the northwestern province of Yen Bai on November 8.

Participants exchanged their good practices in communications against illegal religious activities and hostile forces’ abuse of religion to drive a wedge between people and the Party and State and cause social disputes.

They also discussed measures to build a strong grassroots-level political system, settle issues related to spontaneous migration, ensure religious security and foster the great national solidarity.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is head of the Steering Committee for Northwestern Region, said that ethnic minority and religious affairs are issues of significance for every nation in maintaining national solidarity, peace and stability.

This is an important matter for the development of the country’s three strategic regions, he noted.

He added that over the past year, the three steering committees have fulfilled all tasks entrusted by the Party Central Committee, contributing to promoting the country’s socio-economic development, ensuring defence and security, and building the grassroots-level political system.

According to Truong Xuan Cu, deputy head of the Steering Committee for Northwestern Region, since their previous meeting in September last year, the committees have made proposals to the Party Central Committee’s Politburo and Secretariat, the Prime Minister and localities to address arising problems.

They have also exerted every effort to speed up the implementation of resolutions and decisions on socio-economic development, security, defence, ethnic minority and religious affairs and political system building, he added.-VNA