Vietnam and China have agreed to continue intensifying their security cooperation in a result-oriented manner, turning relations in this field into one of pillars of their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

The consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang—who is escorting Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in his official China visit—and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang.

The Chinese officials hailed the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in the countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also covers affiliation between their law enforcement bodies.

Both sides applauded substantive developments in their relations across sectors and added outcomes of talks between the nations’ Party leaders and officials provide orientations for the Vietnamese and Chinese ministries to implement their missions towards each country’s security and order as well as regional and international peace, stability, and development.

At the meetings, officials highlighted the encouraging outcomes from the implementation of agreements reached at the fourth conference on cooperation in crime prevention and control held in Beijing in October 2014.

They noted that the two sides have maintained both regular and unscheduled meetings and effectively coordinated in crime prevention and combat, helping ensure their respective security and order along with peace, friendship and sustainable development in border communities.

The Vietnamese ministry and Chinese law enforcement bodies consented to further cooperate in criminal hunting and conducting crackdowns on transnational organised crime, hi-tech crime, drug crime, and human trafficking.

They will also work closely to ensure security for activities marking the 65 th anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic ties while increasing exchanges between law enforcement forces and the younger generation to fuel the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two peoples.

For his part, Minister Quang stressed the Vietnamese ministry attaches special importance to its security cooperation with Chinese law enforcement agencies.

He also congratulated the Chinese Party, Government and people on their significant comprehensive achievements and the contributions from the nation’s law enforcement bodies to that end.-VNA