UN Under-Secretary General Yury
Fedotov has committed to continue support and cooperation with Vietnam to combat crime and drug trafficking.
Fedotov, who is also
the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC),
made the statement at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
in Hanoion December 4.
The UN official
applauded the Vietnamese Government for its significant achievements in
reducing crime with nationwide measures and cooperation at regional and
Fedotov’s visit at a time when
Vietnam celebrates its 35
th anniversary of entering the UN as its
149 th member. He affirmed that the
country fully adheres to the UN Conventions on crime and drug prevention, and
is exerting every effort to fulfill its commitments.
He suggested that UN
agencies continue assisting the Vietnamese Government and relevant bodies to
successfully implement the 2012 – 2016 Joint Plan and other National
be fueled by cooperative projects concerning policy consultation, legal
document development, task-force enhancement and campaigns to raise awareness
of the issue, he added.-VNA