The scene of China-Laos law-enforcement cooperation ministerial meeting in Vientiane on May 13 (Source: xinhuanet.com)
 
Beijing (VNA) - The Ministries of Public Security of China and Laos have agreed to step up efforts to crack down cross-border crimes and strengthen cooperation on law enforcement.

The consensuses were reached after the first-ever ministerial meeting on law enforcement cooperation between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi and Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong in the Lao capital of Vientiane on May 13, according to a statement released by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security.

The two sides agreed to jointly intensify the efforts to crack down telecom fraud, cross-border human trafficking, illegal immigration and strengthen cooperation in safeguarding national security, anti-terrorism, and immigration management, said the statement released on May 14.

The two countries will also establish the security cooperation mechanism for major projects, increase joint border patrols and management, and deepen the law enforcement and security cooperation along the Mekong River.

China and Laos will strengthen anti-drug cooperation by enhancing information and intelligence exchanges and case-handling cooperation in this regard, continue to promote the operations to fight against the drug-related crimes along the Mekong River and establish and improve the cooperation mechanism between local law enforcement authorities of the two countries.-VNA