Security cooperation contributes to Vietnam - Singapore ties: official hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Van Tuyen (L) meets with Minister of State for the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs Muhammad Faisal Ibrahim on February 9. (Photo: VNA)
Singapore (VNA) – The multifaceted cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), especially in security, has helped intensify the two countries’ strategic partnership as well as regional and global stability and peace.

MPS Deputy Minister Le Van Tuyen made the statement during a courtesy call on Minister of State for the MHA Muhammad Faisal Ibrahim on February 9. Tuyen is accompanying Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is on an official visit to Singapore.

Voicing his satisfaction with flourishing relations between the two countries, he proposed the two ministries effectively carry out cooperation aspects on the basis of high-level agreements and other documents, with a focus on increasing all-level delegation exchanges; assisting Vietnam in training personnel on cybersecurity, fire prevention and control, search and rescue, and administrative management; and solving non-traditional security challenges.

Both sides should have a good grasp of the regional and international security situations that may affect Vietnam and Singapore while ensuring timely sharing of information to cope with common challenges, Tuyen noted, calling on the Singaporean side to continue supporting Vietnam at regional and international forums.

He suggested the MHA consider promoting the signing of extradition and anti-human trafficking agreements to facilitate the fight against transnational crimes.

The Deputy Minister also expressed his hope for stronger cooperation in protecting cyber security and safety, sharing experience in e-Government and smart city building, guaranteeing security and safety for bilateral investment and business activities as well as for each other’s citizens, firefighting, and search and rescue.

For his part, Ibrahim highly valued the MPS’s cooperation proposals, adding that he hopes the two sides will work more closely in combating drug crime, terrorism, and other transnational crimes.

He affirmed the MHA’s readiness to assist the MPS in improving law enforcement personnel’s capacity of fighting transnational crimes.

The host official also called on the MPS to support Singapore’s candidacy for membership of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs for 2024 - 2027./.