Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam (L) and Hachiro Okonogi, Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission of Japan (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnamese and Japanese officials have agreed to strengthen cooperation in security issues between the two countries as well as in regional and world security matters.

The consensus was reached at a meeting between Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam and Hachiro Okonogi, Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission of Japan, which took place on the sidelines of President Tran Dai Quang’s state visit to the East Asian country.

The two sides reviewed Vietnam-Japan cooperation in law enforcement, noting that the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security had sustained regular links with relevant Japanese agencies.

Since 2013, Vietnam and Japan have taken turns holding five deputy ministerial-level security dialogues, creating an effective cooperative channel and contributing to the growth of the bilateral ties.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Japanese National Public Safety Commission have cooperated in different fields such as exchanging information, dealing with regional security, investigating transnational crimes, and ensuring safety for citizens of both nations.

The same day, Minister To Lam had a working session with Shunichi Kuryu, Commissioner General of the National Police Agency of Japan.

They discussed a training project between the two agencies to enhance capacity in ensuring cyber security and preventing crimes.

The officials also touched on increasing the exchange of experts in specific areas in the coming time to maintain national security and social order and safety in both countries.-VNA