Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to step up collaboration in the fight against crimes, especially those in their border areas.

The two sides reached the consensus during a recent meeting in Phnom Penh between a visiting delegation from Vietnam’s General Police Department for Crime Prevention and Control led by its Deputy Director General Nguyen Phi Hung and Commissioner General Neth Savoeun of the Cambodia National Police.

They informed each other of their respective crime prevention and shared experience in suppressing all kinds of crime, particularly drug and human trafficking.

They also agreed to accelerate the setting up of permanent working groups to timely update each other on the criminal situation so as to increase the efficiency of joint crackdowns.

The Cambodian side suggested a quarterly exchange of delegations to further share prevention measures and other crime-related issues.

Over the past years, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Cambodian Ministry of Interior has reinforced collaboration in cross-border crime prevention, helping guarantee security and order along the shared borderline.-VNA