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VN, US to bolster security relations

Update: March, 18/2015 - 09:53
Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang (L) hold talks with Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey on Monday. — Photo VNA

WASHINGTON (VNS) — Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang held talks with Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey on Monday, during which they discussed intensifying co-operation between the two countries' law enforcement agencies.

Speaking of the minister's visit to the US, Comey stated that the visit would contribute to deepening the countries' partnership and maintaining peace and stability in the region.

He thanked the Ministry of Public Security and its Investigative Police Agency for investigating and hunting several wanted criminals and handing over evidence relating to several cases, as requested by the US.

Both sides praised recent co-operation between Viet Nam' Ministry of Public Security and the US Department of Justice, and between the Viet Nam Police and the FBI, particularly in tackling organised crime, drug smuggling and money laundering.

They agreed to bolster collaboration via existing mechanisms and speed up negotiations to finalise the establishment of a legal framework for crime prevention activities, including a convict extradition and transfer agreement.

Quang and Comey also celebrated the signing of an agreement to transfer FBI DNA-testing software to the Vietnamese Police. — VNS

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