To Lam, Deputy Minister of Public Security and Head of the Committee,said the work of preventing and combating terrorism in the country willmeet threats and challenges ahead so due attention and vigilance mustalways be maintained.
Emphasising its important partin firmly defending a peaceful and stable environment for the country’ssocio-economic development and people’s lives, Lam requested policeunits and localities unceasingly improve their counter-terrorismcapacity to make the task efficient.
In the wake ofterrorism developing in a complicated manner in the world and SoutheastAsia, and hostile forces increasing sabotage activities against thecountry in 2013, the Steering Committee has worked closely withministries, sectors and municipal and provincial people’s committees topromptly handle cases in connection with terrorism and securitydisturbance.
It has broadened cooperation with international organisations and law enforcement agencies of other countries.
The Law on Counter-Terrorism, ratified by the 13th NationalAssembly, took effect on October 1, 2013. The document specified theParty and State’s policies and guidelines on preventing and combatingterrorism at a time when the country is integrating globally.
Vietnam is now party to ten international instruments oncounter-terrorism, and considering the accession to three otherinternational conventions, namely the International Convention againstTaking of Hostages, International Convention on Suppression of TerroristBombing and International Convention for Suppression of Acts of NuclearTerrorism.-VNA