The 52nd meeting of the Malaysia-Thailand General Border Committee came to a success with both pledging to intensify boundary security.

The event took place in Bangkok on January 29 under the chair of Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and his Thai counterpart Prawit Wongsuwon.

In a joint statement, Hishammuddin said discussions focused on the security situation along the shared border of the two countries, as well as measures to deepen their bilateral ties.

Both sides also agreed to coordinate in addressing transnational crimes, such as goods and drug smuggling and international terrorism.

The two ministers underscored the importance of unity as a foundation for efforts to promote peace and security and boost economic growth.

The Malaysian official affirmed that unity between ASEAN member states plays a vital role in realising a politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible ASEAN Community.

The next meeting will be held in Malaysia next year.-VNA