Top China police official boosts ties
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has lauded co-operation between the Ministries of Public Security of Viet Nam and China, especially their close co-ordination in fighting border crimes.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomes Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan
Dung received Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu, who is in Viet Nam for the 3rd Anti-Crime Conference between the two ministries of public security, in Ha Noi yesterday.
He described the two ministries' co-operation as a practical contribution to boosting the ties between the two nations.
Dung said he wished the two ministries would continue to implement their co-operation activities in a more effective and intensive way, affirming the Vietnamese Government's constant support for these activities.
"Viet Nam always attaches importance to developing co-operation with China and will do its utmost to foster bilateral ties in all aspects for the common development of the two sides," Dung said.
He noted that both countries still had different perceptions on sea-related issues and emphasised the need to discuss and work together to seek a satisfactory and long-term measure acceptable to both sides in the spirit of comradeship and fraternity, as well as high-level agreements reached between the two countries' leaders, and international laws.
The East Sea issue should not be allowed to affect the two countries' co-operation, he said.
Meng informed the host of the productive outcomes of co-operation between the two ministries in the fight against crime, such as drug and human trafficking, telecom swindling, weapon smuggling and hi-tech crimes in border areas.
He affirmed that the Chinese ministry would continue to closely co-ordinate and co-operate with the Vietnamese side in effectively implementing their co-operation agreements, helping promote the traditional friendship between the two countries.
Regarding the East Sea issue, Meng shared Dung's viewpoints, expressing his belief that the issue would not affect the Viet Nam-China relationship.
Earlier on the same day, Meng and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, co-chaired the conference.
Reviewing co-operation results since September 2010, the two sides agreed that they had closely co-operated in realising common perceptions and effectively combating criminal acts that had threatened the two countries' security and social order.
The two sides had together protected peace and stability in border areas, helping boost the sustainable and stable development of the Viet Nam-China strategic co-operation partnership.
At the conference, the two ministries agreed to continue consolidating and strengthening their co-operation in the spirit of solidarity and friendship.
They would co-ordinate in fighting crimes such as terrorism, trans-national crime, the transport and the trade of weapons and explosives, trafficking of drugs and humans, especially women and children, gambling and other economic crimes.
They would also step up collaboration in protecting internal security and to effectively spoil hostile forces' activities aimed at undermining their nations.
In addition to increasing meetings and visits, the two sides would also strengthen co-operation at ASEAN-China forums. — VNS