Minister of Public Security (MPS) of Việt Nam Tô Lâm (l) meets Cambodian PM Hun Sen on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phan Minh Hưng
HÀ NỘI — Cambodian and Vietnamese forces have effectively co-operated in fighting organised, cross-border and cyber crimes, as well as drug and human trafficking, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Receiving Minister of Public Security (MPS) of Việt Nam Tô Lâm on Sunday, PM Hun Sen said the efforts by the MPS and Cambodian Ministry of Interior (MI) helped protect security and order, and served the socio-economic development of each side.
Lâm is paying a two-day visit to Cambodia on Sunday and Monday at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Cambodia Sar Kheng.
Speaking about the co-operation between the two ministries, Lâm told PM Hun Sen that the PM and Cambodian government should instruct police forces from both countries to continue their co-operation, fulfilling the tasks assigned by the people and leaders.
Lâm and Cambodian Deputy PM Sar Kheng co-chaired a dialogue between MPS and MI, which reviewed the co-operation results in 2017 and set co-operation goals for 2018.
Both sides agreed that relevant forces have closely and effectively worked together to ensure security and maintain social order in each respective country; and seen improvement in cadres’ training activities as well as high-ranking visit exchanges.
In 2018, they agreed that competent forces from both sides will assist each other to further promote security and social order in each country; security in Cambodia’s general elections to the National Assembly and Upper House; safety for top leaders’ visits; and favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Cambodians living and working in each respective country.
The dialogue ended with the signing of a co-operation plan for 2018 between Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior. — VNS