Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said that the Government always backs cooperation between the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and Japan’s National Public Safety Commission (NPSC), as a security link-up is an important mainstay of bilateral strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.

Meeting with Keiji Furuya, NPSC Chairman and State Minister for Abduction Issues, in Hanoi on July 29, PM Dung suggested the two sides further enhance the exchange of delegations whereby they can work on concrete security cooperation, including personnel training and experience sharing in professional skills.

The Japanese official said his visit is to seek stronger links with the Vietnamese police, especially in personnel training and sharing know-how regarding the fight against social crimes, including human abduction.

He expressed his hope that the Government of Vietnam will help deepen the far-reaching, practical and effective cooperation between the MPS and NPSC.

At talks with Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang earlier the same day, the two sides agreed to work against cyber crimes and terrorism in the new period together.

Notably, the Vietnam-Japan deputy ministerial-level security dialogue will start next year to discuss crime information and regional and global security issues of mutual interest.

Minister Quang proposed that more Japanese experts should be sent to Vietnam’s training facilities to lecture on anti-crime fields in which Japan has strength. He also suggested the Japanese side back Vietnam’s initiatives at regional and global forums.

Receiving the Japanese guest the same day, Politburo member and Standing member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Hong Anh urged the two sides to actively gear up for the security dialogue next year.

Furuya informed the Vietnamese official of working orientations between the MPS and NPSC in the coming time.

He promised that in any position, he will do all he can to develop the bilateral strategic partnership, and links between the two nations’ security agencies in particular.-VNA