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VN, China hold security dialogue

Update: July, 31/2015 - 09:33
Viet Nam and China held the first security dialogue at deputy minister-level in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo laodong

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and China held the first security dialogue at deputy minister-level in Ha Noi yesterday.

The talks, which followed Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's visit to China in April, were said to demonstrate willingness to boost co-operation between the Vietnamnese Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

This will be done to contribute to political stability and national security in both countries.

Deputy Minister of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, To Lam, said the relationship between the two ministries continued to grow.

He said the two sides were making efforts to build a relationship to create long-term benefits for the two peoples, making security a key pillar.

China's Deputy Minister of State Security, Dong Haizhou, said the dialogue was an important step in the relationship between the two sides and believed it would help bring lift the comprehensive strategic partnership.

Yesterday, border guards from Viet Nam's northern Lao Cai Province and China's Honghe county in the adjoining Yunnan Province held a joint anti-terrorism drill, named The Red River No.1.

The scenario presented was that after conducting terrorist attacks in China, several terrorists flee to Yunnan's Hekou district, adjacent to the Vietnamese Bat Xat and Bao Thang Districts and Lao Cai City - and then cross into Viet Nam.

Thanks to effective drill co-ordination, both sides quickly arrested the terrorists and maintained a border of peace and friendship.

Commander of the Lao Cai Border Guards, Bui Duc Hanh, said that Vietnamese and Chinese forces intensified collaborative efforts.

The drill reflected determination to implement an agreement on establishing border co-operation at three levels between the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. It was signed on April 16, 2015, in Ha Noi. — VNS

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