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Sri Lanka, Viet Nam step up security co-operation

Update: July, 22/2014 - 08:51
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets with Sri Lankan Ministry of Law and Order, Nanda Mallawaarachchi in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Sri Lanka to work closely with Viet Nam to fight crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit, as per their signed agreements.

Receiving Secretary to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Law and Order, Nanda Mallawaarachchi, in Ha Noi yesterday, Phuc asked for closer bilateral collaboration to ensure security and safety for high-ranking delegations, as well as for trade, investment, studies and tourism activities in each country.

He thanked Sri Lanka for backing Viet Nam's bid for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council from 2014 to 2016, UN Economic and Social Council from 2016 to 2018, and on the UN Security Council from 2020 to 2022.

The host suggested mutual support at regional and global forums for peace and stability in the region and the world.

Nanda Mallawaarachchi informed Phuc of the outcome of his working session with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security.

He expressed the hope that ties between the two ministries would go a long way for the sake of both nations. — VNS

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