Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang (M) (Source: VNA)
Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang attended the 7th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime Plus Three (AMMTC+ 3) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 30, during which he highlighted Vietnam’s tireless efforts to fight crime.

Meeting participants focused their discussions on measures to foster links among countries in combating terrorism, human trafficking, weapons smuggling, drugs and money laundering-related crimes, piracy and hi-tech crime.

The Vietnamese officer affirmed that Vietnam, together with other ASEAN countries, has worked closely with the law enforcement bodies of ASEAN dialogue partner countries - China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) - in fighting transnational crimes through sharing information and experience; coordinating in verifying, investigating and arresting suspects and offenders; and hunting criminals.

Vietnam paid special attention to intensifying cooperation programmes and delegation exchanges towards improving the capacity of Vietnamese law enforcement staff in preventing transnational crimes, Quang said.

He spoke highly of the ASEAN Secretariat’s report and speeches delivered by other ministers at the meeting, which highlighted the results of cooperation within the bloc and between ASEAN with China, Japan and the RoK in fighting t ransnational crimes since the 6th AMMTC+3 in Vientiane, Laos in 2013.

The officer took the occasion to thank ASEAN dialogue partner countries for their effective support to ASEAN member nations in general and Vietnam in particular in the ASEAN+3 cooperation programme on transnational crime prevention and responding to newly emerging non-traditional challenges from 2007-2017.

Minister Tran Dai Quang also noted that the group’s member nations will have to cope with challenges including ensuring security and maintaining peace in the region after an ASEAN Community is formed by the year’s end.

The Vietnamese minister called on ASEAN dialogue partner countries to effectively use the ASEAN+3 Cooperation Fund to implement transnational anti-crime projects, promote training cooperation programmes and expand ASEAN+3 cooperation mechanisms in the field.

He hoped that commitments agreed upon at the meeting would be implemented strictly and effectively by all sides , contributing to ensuring security and order in all countries.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Minister Quang had bilateral meetings with officials from other ASEAN member states and China, Japan and the RoK.-VNA