Minister of Public Security To Lam (R) and Robert Kaliňák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Slovakia (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Minister of Public Security To Lam had a meeting with Robert Kaliňák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Slovakia, in Hanoi on June 3.

At the function, Minister Lam told his guest about outcomes of a recent visit to Slovakia of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security from March 4-6.

He said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of the outcomes, particularly agreement between the ministry and Slovak Ministry of Interior to increase delegation exchanges and cooperation to handle crime involving Vietnamese and Slovak nationals.

PM Phuc also tasked the ministry with effectively carrying out a collaboration pact on crime prevention signed with the Slovak Ministry of Interior and drafting agreements on extradition and transfer of convicts between Vietnam and Slovakia.

Lam took the occasion to hand his guest the two drafts for review before the two countries sitting down for negotiations.

He proposed both nations continue to exchange delegations and experience in fighting crime and work together to hunt wanted persons hidden in their respective countries and to facilitate Vietnamese and Slovak expatriates.

He asked the Slovak Minister of Interior to provide training for Vietnamese police on dealing with money laundering and cyber crime and carrying out search and rescue missions. 

He said his ministry is willing to help Slovak personnel to learn Vietnamese and engage in joint research and production of security equipment.

For his part, Robert Kaliňák said he is looking forwards to growing bilateral cooperation in the future.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Slovak Deputy PM Robert Kaliňák (Photo: VNA)

The same day, the Slovak minister was received by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who expected Vietnam-Slovakia trade to thrive from the current average yearly sum of 500 million USD.

PM Phuc said the two countries’ trans-governmental committee needs to hold sessions soon to discuss cooperation programmes.

Vietnam is committed to facilitating Slovak investors, particularly in the sectors of infrastructure construction, health, and garment, he noted.

The Slovak official said his previous meeting with Minister of Public Security To Lam have resulted in bilateral agreement in personnel training and the establishment of a working group on cooperation.

Robert Kaliňák said he expects Prime Minister Phuc to soon pay an official visit to Slovakia.-VNA