Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Sri Lanka to work closely with Vietnam to fight crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit, in accordance with their signed agreements.

Receiving Secretary to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Law and Order Nanda Mallawaarachchi in Hanoi on July 21, Phuc asked for closer bilateral collaboration to ensure security and safety for high-ranking delegations, as well as for trade, investment, studies and tourism activities in each country.

He thanked Sri Lanka for backing Vietnam’s bid for a seat at the 2014-2016 United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the 2016 – 2018 UN Economic and Social Council and the 2020 – 2022 UN Security Council.

The host suggested mutual support at regional and global forums for peace and stability in the region and the world.

Nanda Mallawaarachchi informed Phuc of the outcomes of his working session with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security.

He expressed his hope that the ties between the two ministries will go a long way for the sake of both nations.-VNA