Vietnam, Cambodia to fortify security cooperation hinh anh 1Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) receives Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam. (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodian and Vietnamese forces have effectively cooperated in fighting organised, cross-border and cyber crimes, as well as drug and human trafficking, said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Receiving Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam on January 28, PM Hun Sen said the efforts by the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Cambodian Ministry of Interior (MI) helped protect security and order, and served the socio-economic development of each side.

Lam is paying a two-day visit to Cambodia on January 28 and 29 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Cambodia Sar Kheng.  

Speaking about the cooperation between the two ministries, Lam told PM Hun Sen that the PM and Cambodian government should instruct police forces from both countries to continue their cooperation, fulfilling the tasks assigned by the people and leaders.

Lam and Sar Kheng co-chaired a dialogue between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Interior, which reviewed the co-operation results in 2017 and set cooperation goals for 2018.

Both sides agreed that relevant forces have closely and effectively worked together to ensure security and maintain social order in each respective country; and seen improvement in cadres’ training activities as well as high-ranking visit exchanges.

In 2018, they agreed that competent forces from both sides will assist each other to further promote security and social order in each country; security in Cambodia’s general elections to the National Assembly and Senate; safety for top leaders’ visits; and favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Cambodians living and working in each respective country.

The dialogue ended with the signing of a cooperation plan for 2018 between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior.-VNA