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Viet Nam strengthens security co-operation with Mozambique

Update: June, 22/2013 - 00:00

Countries like one another and dislike one another, just as people are friends and enemies with one another.

Sometimes people high up in their governments have special meetings with one another to say exactly how friendly they are with one another.

Viet Nam has just done this with a country in Africa, called Mozambique.

The two countries have especially agreed to help each other make their countries safer places for their people.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives the Mozambique Minister of the Interior, Alberto Ricardo Mondlane in Ha Noi.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives the Mozambique Minister of the Interior, Alberto Ricardo Mondlane in Ha Noi. - Ảnh: VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— The Government of Viet Nam supports co-operation between Viet Nam 's Ministry of Public Security and Mozambique's Ministry of Interior, especially in crime prevention and protecting citizens.

The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung while receiving the Mozambique Minister of the Interior, Alberto Ricardo Mondlane, in Ha Noi yesterday.

The PM said Mondlane's visit, aimed at increasing security co-operation, would contribute to boosting bilateral ties.

He suggested both sides should support each other at multilateral forums, increase co-operation in the fields of economics, trade and investment, and expand their co-operation in health, education and training and agriculture.

The Mozambican minister briefed Dung on his country's socio-economic situation and stressed his country treasures its ties with Viet Nam.

At present, many Vietnamese experts are working in Mozambique to assist the country in the fields of agriculture, telecoms and industry, while numerous Mozambican public security officers are joining training courses in Viet Nam.

Earlier, the visiting minister held talks with Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang. The two expressed delight at the co-operation between the two ministries.

Quang said he hoped the two sides would continue strengthening co-operation in preventing trans-national crime, drug-related offences and money laundering, as well as in language training for officers from both sides.

Mondlane said he also wished to see further developments between the two ministries on maintaining social order and national security in both countries.— VNS

GLOSSARY

The Government of Viet Nam supports co-operation between Viet Nam 's Ministry of Public Security and Mozambique's Ministry of Interior, especially in crime prevention and protecting citizens.

Co-operation means working together.

The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung while receiving the Mozambique Minister of the Interior, Alberto Ricardo Mondlane, in Ha Noi yesterday.

A statement is a letter that tells exactly what its writer believes about something.

The PM said Mondlane's visit, aimed at increasing security co-operation, would contribute to boosting bilateral ties.

Bilateral ties are friendships between two countries, or between two organisations. Boosting bilateral ties means making them stronger.

He suggested both sides should support each other at multilateral forums, increase co-operation in the fields of economics, trade and investment, and expand their co-operation in health, education and training and agriculture.

A forum is a place where people discuss things. A multilateral forum is one where there are people from many different countries who discuss things.

Investment happens when people spend money on something that they hope will earn them more money later on.

The Mozambican minister briefed Dung on his country's socio-economic situation and stressed his country treasures its ties with Viet Nam.

A country's socio-economic situation is how its people live while their country is rich, poor or neither rich nor poor but somewhere in between.

At present, many Vietnamese experts are working in Mozambique to assist the country in the fields of agriculture, telecoms and industry, while numerous Mozambican public security officers are joining training courses in Viet Nam.

Telecoms is short for telecommunications, which means the different ways people send messages to one another over long distances, using things such as telephone lines, cables and broadcasting.

Quang said he hoped the two sides would continue strengthening co-operation in preventing trans-national crime, drug-related offences and money laundering, as well as in language training for officers from both sides.

Trans-national crime means crime across a country. Words that begin with "trans" usually mean something to do with "across".

Offences are crimes.

Money laundering means spending money that has been earned by committing crimes and getting other money that is "clean" to replace it. The reason criminals do this is to make sure nobody can catch them with the money that they earned through crime.

Mondlane said he also wished to see further developments between the two ministries on maintaining social order and national security in both countries.

Maintaining social order means making sure that people behave themselves.

 

WORKSHEET

State whether the following are true or false:

1.      Alberto Ricardo Mondlane is Mozambique's Minister of Public Security.

2.      There are no Vietnamese people working in Mozambique.

3.      Some Mozambicans are in Viet Nam, doing courses.

4.      The Mozambican and Vietnamese ministers met in Ha Noi.

5.      Nguyen Tan Dung is Viet Nam's prime minister.

ANSWERS:

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1.      False; 2. False; 3. True; 4. True; 5. True.



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