Ministry of Public Security (Vietnam)

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Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ministry of Public Security
Bộ Công an
Vietnam People's Public Security insignia.jpg
Ministry overview
Formed1953
JurisdictionGovernment of Vietnam
HeadquartersPhạm Văn Đồng Street, Hanoi
Ministry executives
  • General Tô Lâm, Minister of Public Security
  • Col. Gen Lê Quý Vương,
    Col. Gen Bùi Văn Nam,
    Col. Gen Nguyễn Văn Thành,
    & Lt. Gen Nguyễn Văn Sơn, Deputy Minister(s) of Public Security
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Ministry of Public Security (Bộ Công an) is the ministry of the interior of Vietnam (Bộ Nội vụ). It was established with the help of the Soviet Union, and in addition to the regular police officer corps, it also administers the Public Security forces, which is the paramilitary force with primary mission for internal security, and the secondary military mission for helping the regular army to defend the country from foreign aggression. The Public Security forces played a significant role in the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War.