Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General To Lam and Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police General Chakthip Chaijinda 

Bangkok (VNA) – Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and the Royal Thai Police held the first high-level dialogue on security issues in Bangkok on December 20.

Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police General Chakthip Chaijinda said the dialogue marked an important milestone accelerating the partnership between the two countries in preventing and combating crimes.

Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General To Lam spoke highly of the Thai Royal Police’s hosting of the first high-level security dialogue.

The officials agreed that agreements signed between the two countries have facilitated and deepened the cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Royal Thai Police, especially in personnel training and experience sharing.  

Collaboration via Interpol has enabled the two sides to exchange and verify information related to wanted criminals, trans-national crime rings, and drug trafficking, they said.

They said they will continue maintaining visits and contacts with a view to further promoting mutual understanding, information exchange and experience sharing in fields of shared interest.

At the event, the two sides also discussed regional and international situations of mutual concern and sought to deter trans-national, drug and environmental crimes.

This high-level dialogue will be held alternately on an annual basis, they said.

Minister To Lam and Commissioner-General Chakthip Chaijinda signed the minutes and co-chaired a press conference afterward.

On the day, Minister To Lam and his entourage met with Secretary General of the Thai National Security Council, General Thawip Netniyom.-VNA