sharing the Olympic spirit

Vietnamese PM emphasizes safety for torch relay
Updated: 2008-04-21 11:49


HANOI -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Sunday urged local authorities and relevant ministries and agencies to launch a successful relay of the Beijing Olympic torch in southern Ho Chi Minh City late this month without any accidents, Vietnam News Agency reported Sunday.

It is a must to ensure the success for the Beijing Olympic torch relay in the city, Dung said while meeting in Hanoi capital on Sunday with the authorized agencies and the municipal leaders on the preparations for the relay on April 29 and celebrations of the National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day, adding that the torch relay would show Vietnam's love for sports and peace and the special friendship between Vietnam and China.

Vietnam's social security and order are stable, but hostile forces always attempt to disturb the situation and make harm to the country's prestige on the international arena, the prime minister said.

He also asked the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, and the People's Committees of provinces and cities to intensify dissemination of information to help people thoroughly understand the party and state's policies and not to be affected by evil forces' distorted information.

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