Delegates at the closing ceremony. Photo cand.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 39th ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference (ASEANAPOL 39) concluded in Hà Nội on Thursday.
During the three-day event, nearly 300 delegates from the 10 ASEAN members, 10 dialogue partners of ASEANAPOL and six observers discussed ways to promote cooperation in preventing and fighting 10 types of emerging crime, including drug crime, terrorism, weapon smuggling, human trafficking, piracy, financial-banking crime and hi-tech crime.
Addressing the closing ceremony, Lieutenant General Trần Văn Vệ, head of the Office of the Criminal Investigation Agency under Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security, said the joint communiqué issued by the conference is an importance document, defining the directions for cooperation among police forces in the region and between regional police forces and counterparts in the world.
He said as chair of ASEANAPOL 39, Việt Nam’s police force will do its best to enhance the effectiveness of the partnership in crime prevention and combat among ASEANAPOL members as well as between ASEANAPOL and its dialogue partners and observers.
Việt Nam hopes to receive support and help from other ASEANAPOL members, dialogue partners and observers to achieve the set targets, Vệ stressed. — VNS