State President lauds public security forces hinh anh 1State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (middle, front row) at the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded the Ministry of Public Security for ensuring absolute safety for the 13th National Party Congress, and the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels.

Speaking at a conference in Hanoi on June 21 reviewing the ministry’s work, the President affirmed that the public security forces fulfilled the goal of fighting crimes and legal violations. They also worked closely with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, Inspection Commission, judicial and audit agencies in discovering, investigating and dealing with serious economic and corruption cases, claiming trillions  of dong to the State budget.

They also basically completed two projects on national database on population, and the issuance and management of citizen identity cards. Applications for citizen identity cards reached 107.8 percent, surpassing the target.

In the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, together with medical and army staff, the public security forces continued playing an active role of front-line staff and ensuring security and order in border areas.

About future orientations and tasks, Phuc asked them to enhance the management of entries and exits, and foreigners’ residence to mitigate the risk of virus spread; ensure cyber security, especially on social media, while improving the capacity of protecting security and safety of the information system.

State President lauds public security forces hinh anh 2Minister of Public Security To Lam speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Minister of Public Security To Lam said the people’s public security forces strived to fulfil the goal of maintaining national security, ensuring social safety and order in any case, contributing to maintaining political stability, building a society of order, discipline and safety in service of socio-economic development and people’s well-being./.