Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm (centre, first role) attends the AMMTC + 3 in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Quang
BANGKOK — Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm led the Vietnamese delegation to the 10th ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC+3) Consultation which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on November 28.
At the consultation, ASEAN countries acknowledged and highly valued the cooperation mechanism between ASEAN and partner and dialogue countries.
They said the coordination and support in terms of information sharing, capacity improvement and provision of equipment and techniques have contributed greatly to the fight against transnational crime in the ASEAN as well as in ASEAN member countries.
Addressing the event, Minister Tô Lâm stressed the importance of the cooperative mechanism between ASEAN and China, the Republic of Korea and Japan over the past two decades, which he said has contributed to peace, security and development of the East Asian region.
For Việt Nam, China, the RoK and Japan have helped with the training to improve law enforcement capacity, Lâm said, adding that meetings and contacts between Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and law enforcement agencies of those countries have been maintained.
The Vietnamese minister urged the sides to continue implementing the ASEAN+3 plan of action to combat terrorism and transnational crime for 2018-20.
He also suggested the three partner countries continue helping ASEAN countries with the training of law enforcement officers in cybercrime, drug crime and human trafficking crime.
The 10th AMMTC+3 Consultation ended with the adoption of a joint statement reiterating the commitment to further bolster the ASEAN+3 cooperative mechanism and cooperation in fighting transnational crime.
On the sidelines of the 13th AMMTC and the 10th AMMTC+3 Consultation which took place in Bangkok on November 27 and 28, Minister Lâm held meetings with officials from China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Brunei to discuss bilateral collaboration in the future. — VNS