President Tran Dai Quang receives Lao Deputy Minister of Public Security hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) receives Lao Deputy Minister of Public Security Kongthong Phongvichit (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 15 for Lao Deputy Minister of Public Security Kongthong Phongvichit, who is leading a Lao delegation to attend the ninth security cooperation conference in 2018 between the Public Security Ministries of Vietnam and Laos.

The Vietnamese State leader lauded Laos’ achievements in all fields, including its stable political situation, economic development, improved living conditions and enhanced position in the world arena.

He praised the Public Security Ministries of Vietnam and Laos for maintaining high-level security cooperation conferences, along with meetings, thematic conferences and personnel training affiliation.

Highlighting the traditional solidarity of Vietnam and Laos, President Tran Dai Quang lauded the precious support of Laos during the past struggle for independence and current national construction and defence of Vietnam.

He declared that the Party, State and People’s Public Security Force of Vietnam see the partnership with Laos as among key factors to maintain the leadership of the Party and State of Vietnam and Laos to successfully fulfil targets in reform, ensuring a peaceful and wealthy life of both Vietnamese and Lao people.

Both President Tran Dai Quang and Kongthong Phongvichit agreed that the public security forces of the two countries should improve their coordination in implementing policies of the two Parties and States in safeguarding national security and social order and safety in each country.

The two forces should promote their cooperation to stay active in foiling all schemes to harm the national security of each country and separate the solidarity of the two nations.

They concurred that the forces should timely deal with arising problems related to security and order of each country, especially those in free migration and undocumented marriage along shared border, as well as drug trafficking across the border.

President Tran Dai Quang asked the two forces to enhance coordination in personnel training, technology, anti-terrorism and cyber crimes, while supporting each other at regional and international forums on criminal prevention and control, especially fighting hi-tech, environmental crimes and other non-traditional crimes.

For his part, Kongthong Phongvichit briefed his host on the partnership between public security forces of both sides, including major plans in their cooperation for the future.

He affirmed that the Laos’ Public Security Ministry treasures the assistance of Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry, especially support in material and technical equipment.

He also pledged to strengthen ties with the Vietnamese side, thus contributing to preserving the Laos-Vietnam special relations.-VNA