VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged police forces to
launch more campaigns to crack down on crimes, especially organized and
economic crime and child abuse.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the conference
reviewing the performance of the Ministry of Public Security in the first half
of 2020 in Ha Noi on June 25, 2020 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
The Government chief made the point on June 25 while
attending a conference of the Ministry of Public Security to review
operation performance in the first half.
Minister of Public Security To Lam reported that the
world and region witnessed complicated situations in the first half
especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the January-June period, the ministry focused on
building the National Database on Population and launched a campaign to
collect weapons and explosive materials held in the community.
Especially, policemen served as the frontline force
to early detect and prevent COVID-19 infection cases and ensure security and
In addition, they worked to pull down the number
of crimes by 8.4%; discovered 19,720 criminal cases and captured 45,004
In the second half, the pandemic may continue to
cause negative impacts on the society and economy, posing new requirements
for national protection and social security.
PM Phuc lauded the force’s achievements and
sacrifice in ensuring security and political stability amid the COVID-19
He tasked the police force to safeguard security for
the 13th National Party Congress, events within the 2020 ASEAN