Vietnam, Myanmar increase security cooperation

Minister of Public Security To Lam (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Public Security To Lam
asked for stronger collaboration between Vietnam and Myanmar in fighting crime via
bilateral and multilateral mechanisms during a reception in Hanoi on July 12
for Myanmar Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Aung Soe.

Aung Soe is in Vietnam to attend the fifth Vietnam-Myanmar
security dialogue at deputy ministerial level.

Lam said the deputy ministerial-level security dialogue
mechanism facilitates practical and intensive cooperation of the two countries
in the fields of public security, police and personnel training, especially
when trans-national crime in the region shows complicated development.

He added that the two sides should maintain the mechanism
and improve its effectiveness to contribute to safeguarding security and social
order and safety in each country.

Aung Soe, for his part, expressed his delight at close coordination
in fighting crimes between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the
Myanmar Ministry of Home Affairs over the past years.

The fifth Vietnam-Myanmar security dialogue at deputy
ministerial level took place in Hanoi from July 10-13 under the co-chair of Deputy
Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam and Deputy Minister Aung Soe. The
dialogue assessed the implementation of the outcomes reached at the fourth
dialogue in the fields of security, police, Interpol cooperation and legal
framework building.

They agreed to facilitate all-level visits, further increase
the exchange of information regarding security, social safety and order, the
fight against drug, terrorist, human trafficking, and transnational crimes.

The two sides will continue speeding up negotiations towards
signing agreements, conventions and legal documents in the near future.

The next dialogue is scheduled to be held in Myanmar in
2018.-VNA



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