A Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) official has pledged more efforts to work with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in the fight against cross-border crimes.

Kim Sik Hyun, Deputy Resident Representative of KOICA Vietnam, made the commitment at a meeting with Sen. Lieut. Gen. Dang Van Hieu, Permanent Deputy Minister of Public Security, in Hanoi on February 17.

He said the move aims to maintain security and order in each country along with actively contributing to the strategic partnership between the two sides.

In reply, Hieu stated that the Vietnamese ministry highly valued the efforts and contributions made by the KOICA to organise training courses on crime prevention and fighting for Vietnamese police.

He voiced his hope that the agency will continue its coordination with relevant agencies of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to design more training courses on combating crime, entrance-exit and transport management, and RoK language teaching for Vietnamese officers.

Hieu underlined the need for the two sides to accelerate the implementation of a project to build a library at the People’s Police Academy and work on more projects.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese ministry will partner with the RoK’s relevant agencies to well implement the signed agreements in order to ensure the legitimate rights of RoK residents in Vietnam and assist investors from the country.-VNA