Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference. (Source: VNA)

Speaking at a conference held by the Ministry of Public Security in Hanoi, the Government leader also urged the force to focus on fighting crimes and promoting the law-abiding spirit during the work.

He tasked the sector with developing personnel and preventing the degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle, and the phenomena of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” to build a pure and strong public security force.

Over the past time, the ministry has fulfilled its role as an advisor to the Party and the State in developing strategic guidelines and policies regarding national security, foreign affairs, and national sovereignty and interests, he noted.

“The public security force has upheld the strength of the entire political system and society in detecting and preventing sabotage plots and destructive activities of hostile forces, and fighting crimes,” the leader said.

He lauded the sector’s efforts in Party building and personnel development, saying many officials who had violated laws were punished.

Meanwhile, many others fell down for national security, he said, noting that five officers and soldiers died, 90 were injured and 30 were exposed to HIV while performing their duties.

Their efforts have contributed to safeguarding national security and safety, and creating a peaceful and stable environment for socio-economic development, PM Phuc stressed.

However, he said, there remain shortcomings in the sector like the complex development of crimes like gambling, murders and drug, environment and high-tech crimes, along with limited results of the firefighting work and violations of laws committed by a number of officers and soldiers./.

CPV/VNA