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VN, Cambodia to fight crime

Update: January, 17/2015 - 09:23
The Vietnamese minister Tran Dai Quang (L)  meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen yesterday. — Photo VNA

PHNOM PENH (VNS)— Viet Nam's Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia's Ministry of Interior have agreed to collaborate to fight crime in 2015, following talks between the two ministers in Phnom Penh yesterday.

During the talks, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng agreed on measures to fight hostile forces' plots and attempts aimed at undermining the traditional friendship between the two countries and harming national security and social order in both countries.

They said the two sides would jointly work to combat criminal and economic offenders, especially those engaging in the trafficking of drug, women and children, cross-border smuggling by road and air, and criminals figuring on the wanted list.

The two also agreed to ensure security and order in border areas and in the development triangle mentioned in a joint statement of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao Prime Ministers during the eighth summit of the Viet Nam–Cambodia–Laos development triangle in Vientiane, Laos last November.

A joint statement signed during the second Cambodia-Laos-Viet Nam ministerial meeting on anti-crime co-operation in Viet Nam last July was also cited during the meeting.

The Vietnamese minister also met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen yesterday, and updated him on the outcome of his talks with the Cambodian minister.

Quang expressed his strong belief in the Cambodian people's ability to succeed and prosper.

PM Hun Sen voiced his hopes for stronger bilateral co-operation to ensure security and order, undermining the plots and activities of hostile forces, preventing terrorism and fighting all kinds of crimes. — VNS

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