Overview of the conference (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – The security ministries of Vietnam and Laos held a conference in Vientiane on May 26 to discuss cooperationin combating crimes and ensuring social security and safety between the two police forces.

The conference was co-chaired by Lieutenant General Tran Van Ve, Acting Director of the General Police Department under Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, and Major General ThongleckMangnomeck, Director of the General Department of Police of Laos’ Ministry of Security.
 
The two sides briefed each other on the crime and security situation in each country, assessing the outcomes of the implementation of agreements reached in the previous conference in 2016 in NhaTrang city, the central province of KhanhHoa.

They agreed that in the past year, along with the political instability and economic structure changes in the globe, regional countries, including Vietnam and Laos, are facing many challenges from increased cross-border crime.

The two sides stressed the need to further foster their cooperation in sharing information and experience in order to effectively implement the plan on collaboration in combating crimes, thus safeguarding security and order in each country and the region as a whole.

Participants concurred that police forces of Vietnam and Laos must enhance partnership in crime information and investigation, and protectingsecurity and order in localities along the shared border.

At the same time, they pointed to the importance of collaboration within the Interpol and ASEANPol.

The two sides will work closely in personnel training, and support each other in technique and other fields to ensure security and safety in border areas, contributing to building the Vietnam-Laos border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

The same day, the General Police Department delegation led by Lieutenant General Tran Van Ve is scheduled to meet with Lao Minister of Security SomkeoSilavong.-VNA