Cambodia and Canada have agreed to boost their collaboration in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism, particularly against the proclaimed Islamic State (IS).

The two sides reached the consensus during a meeting in Phnom Penh on March 9 between Commissioner General Neth Savoeun of the Cambodian National Police and Senior Advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister in human trafficking and illegal emigrant matters, Ward Elcock.

Accordingly, Canada will improve upon its cooperative activities and assist Cambodian police in crime investigation skills, particularly in information and experience exchange among units and senior officials.

Cambodia has reinforced collaboration in cross-border crime prevention and terrorism in recent years with Australia, the US, Canada and the ASEAN member countries , especially in regards to human and drug trafficking, sexual abuse, money laundering, and terrorism.

Canada has helped train over 4,000 Cambodian police officers in crime investigation skills and provided professional equipment for investigations in Cambodia.-VNA