Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ceremony in the central city of Da Nang on October 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on security units to ensure absolute safety during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Da Nang.

Earlier in the week, thousands of officers from multiple security units participated in a welcome ceremony and performed counter-terrorism exercises organized by the subcommittee of security and health for the 2017 APEC summit.

The event was attended by Prime Minister Phuc, Deputy Premier Pham Binh Minh, and Minister of Public Security To Lam.

​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
A police officer during the cavalcade

The participating officers were made up of various divisions operating under the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Public Security, and Da Nang’s Department of Police and Military Command.

They took part in cavalcades, martial art performances, and anti-terrorism exercises on both land and water.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Phuc praised the efforts of police and military forces and the local administration for the successful organization of previous APEC meetings.

He asked security units to be fully aware of the importance of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, saying that they must ensure absolute safety at the event.

No mistakes can be made, he stressed.

​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
A military unit takes part in the formal procession.

Police and military units should be proactive and ensure comprehensive measures are undertaken to deal with all sorts of scenarios, the PM added.

“Ensuring safety and security at the APEC summit week is an honor and responsibility.” Prime Minister Phuc stated, before encouraging all officers to maintain their best condition in order to fulfill their duties.

​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Police and military units participate in the parade.

APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989, comprising 21 member states, including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam among others.

Running from October 6 to 11, the Economic Leaders’ Week is the culmination of Vietnam’s year of hosting a series of APEC meetings.

World leaders inclusing U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are all expected to attend the event in Da Nang.

​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Police and military units participate in the parade.
​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Police and military units participate in the parade.
​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Police and military units participate in the parade.
​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Police officers take part in a martial arts performance.
​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
A counter-terrorism exercise takes place on the Han River on October 24, 2017
​Vietnam’s PM orders ‘absolute security’ during APEC week in Da Nang
Officers enter a building to rescue hostages during an exercise.

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