President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has welcomed the signing of several cooperation agreements at the fifth ministerial conference on anti-crime cooperation in Hanoi recently between the public security ministries of Vietnam and China.

The President hosted a reception in Hanoi on September 24 for Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, who is in Vietnam for a working visit and to co-chair the fifth ministerial conference on anti-crime cooperation.

President Sang said that increased bilateral collaboration across diplomacy, national defence-security, and law enforcement contributes to strengthening mutual trust and development.

He said it is in the two countries’ common interests to ensure an environment of peace, stability and cooperation for national construction and development. Recently, both sides have reached a common important consensus on increasing strategic exchanges, enhancing political trust, promoting mutually-beneficial cooperation, and well managing and promptly settling outstanding differences and emerging problems.

The President spoke highly of the collaboration between the two public security ministries over the past years, especially in the fight against cyber, drug, and human trafficking crimes.

He noted that with important events scheduled in both countries next year – the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum) Summit in Vietnam and the 19 th National Party Congress in China, the strengthening of security ties and exchanges between law enforcement forces will serve the need and interests of both sides.

Minister Guo Shengkun, in reply, informed the host that at the conference, both sides discussed in depth issues regarding anti-terrorism, trans-border crime prevention, cyber security and personnel training.

The two ministries also targeted expanding coordination to new fields with diverse contents, according to him.

He said he plans to visit the northern port city of Hai Phong and call for Chinese investment in the locality during the visit.-VNA