|Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh at the event (Photo: VNA)
During a meeting in Hanoi on January 18 to review 2018 activities and launch 2019 tasks concerning State management on beliefs and religion, the Deputy PM asked the Government’s Committee on Religious Affairs to continue seriously abiding by Party policies and State laws in the field, as well as improve its State management capacity in the new situation.
The committee was required to work with ministries, agencies and localities to offer suggestions to the Government in the process of addressing complicated religious issues.
It must stay resolute in punishing those that take advantage of religious affairs to incite the mass to violate laws, disturb social security and order, and sabotage the Party and State.
At the same time, it must enhance external relations and instruct religious organisations to join the global and regional forums in line with the Party and State’s diplomatic policies, as well as responsibly join United Nations human rights forums.
Deputy head of the committee Bui Thanh Ha said thanks to efforts of the entire political system, religious work saw positive results, noting that a majority of religious dignitaries and followers actively joined the national patriotic emulation campaigns.
However, external forces still seek contacts with several extremist religious dignitaries to incite religious followers to cause social security disorder.