HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the government has made significant efforts to prevent crimes and drug trafficking.
He urged United Nations agencies to keep co-ordinating with the country's relevant agencies to realise their common action plan during the 2012-16 period.
He made these statements while receiving the UN Under-Secretary-General and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov.
He also expressed hope that the UNODC and international communities would continue supporting the country in fighting crime and drug trafficking.
Fedotov pledged to keep making efforts to support the country in these fights.
On the same day, Deputy Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo had a meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.
Fedotov said UNNODC wants to further strengthen cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to control trans-border drug trafficking and combat crime.
He also pledged to help Viet Nam implement the 2012 – 2015 Action Plan on Drug, Crimes and Human Trafficking Prevention.
Ngo said that the Vietnamese State is currently developing a thorough legal framework to cover both criminal investigations and socioeconomic issues such as poverty. — VNS