Vietnamese, Cambodian security ministries boost cooperation
Politburo member and Minister of Public Security To Lam held talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng in Ho Chi Minh City on January 18.
Participants at the talks
The talks aimed to review the cooperation between the two ministries in 2029and signed a new cooperation plan for 2020.
During the talks, the two ministers affirmed that the cooperation in2019 reached positive outcomes, importantly contributing to ensuring security andorder between the two nations in general and in each country in particular.
They reviewed cooperation and efforts of the two sides in ensuring security andcombating transnational crimes, especially drug and human trafficking, and hi-techcrimes, for peace and cooperation in the region.
The ministers pledged to forge closer cooperation at international bilateraland multilateral forums, and join hands to defeat all plots of hostile forcesagainst the relations between the two countries.
Sar Kheng congratulated Vietnam on undertaking its roles as the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UnitedNations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020 – 2021 tenure, and thetwo-way trade turnover reaching 5 billion USD.
Additionally, the two sides set directions for cooperation between theVietnamese police and interior offices of Cambodia’s border provinces in suchfields as delegation exchange, training, and medical examination and treatment.
Lam and Sar Kheng signed a cooperation plan between the two ministries in 2020.
The Vietnamese official took the occasion to hand over the Friendship Order of Vietnam to the Cambodian Ministry of Interior, and its ten individuals fortheir contributions to promoting the bilateral relations between Vietnam andCambodia./. VNA