|Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm (left) had talks with Deputy Secretary General of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Fumiaki Kobayashi on April 3. — VNA/VNS Photo|
TOKYO — The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security vows to work closely with Japanese ministries and agencies to ensure the security and safety of Japanese firms and citizens in Việt Nam, said Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Gen. Tô Lâm.
During a meeting with Deputy Secretary General of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Fumiaki Kobayashi in Tokyo on April 3, Minister Lâm said this year marked the 50th anniversary of Việt Nam-Japan diplomatic ties and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations.
The ministry would also maintain security dialogue mechanisms and effectively implement signed agreements, he said.
Kobayashi expressed his delight at achievements made by Việt Nam in various areas, including in fighting crimes.
The Vietnamese minister and former Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga shared their view that the Việt Nam-Japan ties were at the best in the past five decades in various areas.
Lâm suggested Suga continue backing and making valuable contributions to promoting bilateral ties, focusing on agreements on national defence-security, economy, supply of new-generation official development assistance, diversification of supply chains and developing support industry.
He wished that the former Japanese leader would continue stepping up ties between the two countries and their legal enforcement agencies, create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese people to enter Japan, as well as ensure security, safety, legitimate rights and interests of nearly 500,000 Vietnamese living, studying and working in Japan.
|Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm (left) and Commissioner General of Japan’s National Police Agency Yasuhiro Tsuyuki. — VNA/VNS Photo|
In the afternoon the same day, Minister Lâm held talks with Commissioner General of Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) Yasuhiro Tsuyuki, during which, they pledged to facilitate the exchange of all-level delegations, maintain the annual security dialogue at the deputy ministerial level, share information and experience in fighting trans-national, criminal, cyber and drug crimes, and consider a new practical cooperation mechanism between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the NPA.
Both sides would well perform citizen protection, offer all possible support to enterprises and citizens in each nation, protect mutual visits and events, firstly celebrations for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year.
Receiving Executive Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yunichi Yamada, Lâm asked the Japanese official to continue carrying forward Việt Nam-Japan ties, with a focus on agreements reached by the two PMs.
He also sought JICA’s support for his ministry to launch several projects on workforce training, supply of firefighting equipment, search and rescue, forest fire prevention and control, environment protection, and training courses on cyber security, crime investigation, counter-terrorism, criminal justice and traffic safety.
In reply, Yamada promised to work closely with the Vietnamese ministry to embark on cooperation areas of the latter’s interest.
The same day, Lâm also hosted a reception for several Japanese corporate executives. — VNS