President Vo Van Thuong, who is also head of the steering committee for the building of the project reviewing the implementation of the strategy, said Hanoi has maintained political security, social order and safety, ensuring the absolute safety for major political events of the Party and the State.

He asked the municipal Party Committee to continue maintaining national defense and security as an important, regular task.

President Vo Van Thuong speaks at the event.

Hanoi should step up the communications work to raise public awareness of national construction and defense, foil plots by hostile forces, and closely combine national defense and security with socio-economic and cultural development and external affairs, the leader continued.

Economic development needs to go in tandem with social and cultural development and social welfare, he said, urging the capital city to pay more attention to cultural value preservation and promotion.

President Vo Van Thuong also pointed to the tasks of Party and political system building and rectification, fighting corruption and negative phenomena, reforming the mass mobilization work, and expanding exchanges with other localities in and outside the country.

The same day, the President, on behalf of Party and State leaders, presented the Ho Chi Minh Order to Pham Quang Nghi, former Politburo member and former Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, in recognition of his great contribution to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

Source: VNA