Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang meets Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (Source: VNA)
Visiting Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang held a number of talks with Australian ministers on September 15.

In talks with Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Quang thanked the Australian government for personnel training support through law enforcement and border management training programmes and a project to build a regional anti-cyber crime training centre in Vietnam.

Bishop, for her part, reiterated that the Australian government continually treasures the comprehensive partnership with Vietnam.

Talking with Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, Quang thanked Australia for opening a training course for ASEAN border control officers in Vietnam and providing all necessary equipment for Vietnam to better manage immigration activities.

Both sides agreed to further strengthen friendly cooperation in immigration and residence management, ensuring security and safety for the two people, step up negotiations for the signing of a memorandum of understanding on welcoming back Vietnamese who illegally entered Australia by sea.

They will improve the quality of cooperation channels and maintain biennial visits by senior officials and annual visits by officers while increasing coordination in immigration management training.

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and the Vietnamese minister also committed to urging the two governments to complete internal legal procedures approving an agreement on judicial assistance on criminal matters.

The two sides are to continue fine-tuning legal regulations involving criminal judicial cooperation, initially eyeing to enforce an extradition treaty.

In another talks with Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police Andrew Colvin, Quang requested closer joint work between the two law enforcement agencies, including the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Australian Federal Police, amid the emergence of new crimes, especially terrorism, human trafficking, money laundering and cyber crime.

They vowed to extend a memorandum of understanding on combating trans-national crime and promoting police cooperation, develop mechanisms to realise an extradition treaty, improve the operation of a trans-national crime combat centre in Ho Chi Minh City, share information and professional experience, and foster mutual support at multilateral forums and seminars.

The same day, Quang visited a training facility of the Australian Federal Police and National Museum of Australia.-VNA