Vietnam enhances ties with Thai, Philippine law enforcement forces at sea hinh anh 1The VCG High Command and THAI-MECC delegations (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) High Command held bilateral meetings with the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (THAI-MECC) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Hanoi on December 8, as part of the first 2022 exchange programme “Vietnam coast guards and friends”.

The VCG High Command and THAI-MECC shared a view that over the past years, the two forces have regularly shared information and sent letters to each other informing joint sea patrols in the territorial waters between Vietnam and Thailand to promptly discover violations related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and dealt with contingencies at sea.

The VCG High Command and the PCG have also stepped up bilateral and multilateral cooperation activities, shared information about the situation at sea and the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea in Asia.

VCG Commander Maj. Gen. Le Quang Dao hoped that the VCG and law enforcement forces at sea of the countries would continue information sharing and cooperation activities, contributing to ensuring security, safety, stability and development in the territorial waters of the regional countries./.