Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior have signed a plan on their cooperation in 2015 following talks between the two ministers in Phnom Penh on January 16.

During the talks, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng agreed on measures to fight hostile forces’ plots and attempts aimed at undermining the traditional friendship between the two countries and harming national security and social order in each country.

They said the two sides will jointly work to combat criminal and economic offenders, especially those engaging in the trafficking of drug, women and children, cross-border smuggling by road and air, and criminals on the wanted list.

They consented to ensure security and order in border areas and the development triangle as mentioned in a joint statement of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao Prime Ministers during the eighth summit of Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos development triangle in Vientiane, Laos on November 25, 2014 and a joint statement reached at the second Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam ministerial meeting on anti-crime cooperation in Vietnam on July 29, 2014.

The same day, meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen later, Minister Quang informed the host of the outcomes of his talks with the Interior Minister.

He expressed his belief that the Cambodian people will reap more successes on their path to prosperity.

PM Hun Sen voiced his hope for stronger bilateral cooperation to ensure security and order, defeat all undermining plots and activities by hostile forces, prevent terrorism and fight all kinds of crimes.-VNA