Minister of Public Security To Lam (L) and Karim Massimov, Chairman of the Kazakhstani National Security Committee (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Minister of Public Security To Lam held talks with Karim Massimov, Chairman of the Kazakhstani National Security Committee (NSC), in the capital city of Astana on April 19, as part of the Minister’s visit to the Central Asian country.

At the talks, the host and guest talked about security affairs in the world and in each nation.

In a bid to boost cooperation between the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security and the NSC, the two sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at different levels, hold more bilateral consultations, share experience in anti-crime, and collaborate in training law enforcement officers.

They agreed to coordinate to ensure security for the countries’ diplomatic representative agencies, trade-investment activities, and expatriate citizens.

The sides highlighted they will exchange information and support each other at multilateral forums and related organisations.

Massimov said he expects the Vietnamese minister’s visit to mark a milestone in the two agencies’ cooperation, contributing to Vietnam – Kazakhstan traditional relations.

Lam said Vietnam considers Kazakhstan an important partner in Central Asia and is willing to connect the country with the ASEAN region.

Lam took the occasion to invite Massimov to visit Vietnam. The latter accepted invitation with pleasure.-VNA