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
Formed 1953
Jurisdiction Government of Vietnam
Headquarters Phạm Văn Đồng Street, Hà Nội
Ministry executives

Ministry of Public Security (Bộ Công an) was 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.