The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and Germany’s law enforcement agencies have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in the fields of information and experience sharing, delegation exchanges, and personnel training.

The two sides reached the consensus during talks between visiting Vietnamese Minister General Tran Dai Quang and the German Government’s intelligence coordinator Gunter Heiss in Berlin on July 3.

They discussed regional and international of mutual concerns, including network security and coordination in fighting cyber crimes.

Quang also informed his host of the current situation in East Sea after China illegally placed its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam ’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, affirming Vietnam ’s view of settling disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Thanking the German Government and people for backing Vietnam ’s efforts in settling the issue, he suggested that the German side raise a stronger voice in support of Vietnam ’s just struggle and in demanding China end its violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty.

For his part, Gunter Heiss expressed his deep sympathy and concurrence with Vietnam ’s policies and solutions to the East Sea issue.

He described Quang’s visit as a contribution to deepening the friendship and strategic cooperation between the two countries and their law enforcement agencies in particular.-VNA