Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia agreed to intensify activities to combat cross-border drug trafficking at a ministerial level meeting on anti-drug cooperation in Ho Chi Minh City on November 4.

“The fight against drug trafficking is the three countries’ joint struggle with each success being shared by all,” Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, who is also Chairman of Vietnam’s National Committee for AIDs, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control, said while speaking at the opening session.

The participants also agreed on the need to further improve the efficiency of coordinated activities, operations, and the exchange of information among drug watchdogs and liaison offices to enhance tripartite cooperation in the fight.

Thanks to intensive exchange of information, last year investigative agencies from the three countries brought to light many big transnational drug trafficking rings./.