Vietnam, Thailand foster political-security cooperation

Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – The ninth meeting of the Vietnam-Thailand Joint Working Group on
Political-Security Cooperation is underway in Bangkok from July 16-19.

The
Vietnamese delegation is led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior
Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam, while the Thai delegation is headed by General
Thawip Netniyom, Secretary-General of Thailand’s Security Council.

The
meeting takes place when Vietnam and Thailand successfully held activities to
mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relations (1976-2016) and
have sped up the action programme on bilateral strategic partnership for
2014-2018.

It
is part of activities to prepare for the upcoming visit to Thailand by Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in August.

At
the meeting, the two sides shared views on regional and international issues
that impact security in each country, while evaluating their cooperation in
politics and security.

Both
sides affirmed their commitments to not allowing any individuals and
organisations to make use of territory of one country to harm the other.

They
reviewed the implementation of the joint working group’s working programme for
the 2016-2018 period in combating transnational crimes such as illegal
immigration, human trafficking, terrorism, money laundering, cyber crime and
international economic crime, as well as cooperation in defence, law
enforcement and justice, and other related matters.

The
two sides discussed and proposed measures to deal with problems related to
fishermen, fishing boats and other violations at sea in the spirit of humanity
and the strategic partnership.

They
also agreed to organise the 10th meeting of the Vietnam-Thailand
Joint Working Group on Political-Security Cooperation in Vietnam in 2018.

During
their stay in Thailand, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Bui Van Nam paid a courtesy call to
General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of
Thailand.

The
Vietnamese delegation also visited the Memorial House for President Ho Chi Minh
in Bangkok, and had meetings with representatives of the Overseas Vietnamese
Association in Thailand and a number of overseas Vietnamese families in Nakhon
Phanom.-VNA



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