Prosecutors from Vietnamese and Lao border provinces gathered at the third meeting of the people’s procuracy sector in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 28 to boost ties in combating transnational crime, especially drug trafficking.

The event saw the presence of the top prosecutors from the two countries’ supreme people’s procuracies, central military procuracies and border guard force procuracies among others.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Prosecutor General Tran Cong Phan said this year’s meeting aims to evaluate recent cooperation in combating crimes and propose measures to uphold the ties in the coming time, particularly those related to transnational and drug crimes.

The event is among numerous practical and meaningful cooperation activities between the two procuracy institutions, illustrating their determination to maintain and develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

It also plays an important role in actively maintaining public security in the region and the world, building a borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation, as well as serving the socio-economic development goals of the two countries.

The meeting will conclude on June 29.-VNA