Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security has pledged to tighten the cooperation with Laos in protecting national and public security as well as in fighting and preventing attempts to sabotage the revolutionary cause of Vietnam and Laos.

General Tran Dai Quang made the commitment at a meeting with Lao Party General Secretary and President Chummaly Saynhasone in Vientiane on September 18.

Gen. Quang, who is in Lao to attend the ninth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crimes (AMMTC), spoke highly of the Lao Ministry of Public Security’s organisation of the AMMTC and related meetings. He said the success of the events affirmed Laos ’ position in the region and international arena.

The Vietnamese Minister of Public Security also said his ministry will continue to share experience and work closely with the Lao side in combating trans-national crimes, particularly drug crimes, as well as in protecting security and order in border regions.

President Chummaly Saynhasone expressed his delight at the development of the Vietnam-Laos relation over the past time, highly valuing the contribution of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security in the two countries’ special ties.

He asked the two ministries to strengthen cooperation in personnel training and in fighting criminals, especially drug criminals, for the peace and happiness of the two countries’ peoples.-VNA