Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam (front, right) and Mongolian Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Tsend Nyamdorj exchange the signed agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons after their talks in Hanoi on October 16 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam and Mongolian Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Tsend Nyamdorj agreed to reinforce crime fighting cooperation during talks in Hanoi on October 16.

Minister Lam noted the important mutual visits by the countries’ leaders, including an official trip by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in May 2017 and a tour by Chairman of the Mongolian parliament Miyegombyn Enkhbold in January this year.

Bilateral cooperation has been expanded in various spheres, including defence, security, culture, and education, he noted, adding that relations between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and relevant agencies of Mongolia have also recorded major outcomes.

In 2013, the two ministries signed a cooperation agreement on crime prevention and combat. Since then, they have increased the exchange of anti-crime information via diplomatic channels, Interpol, and multilateral cooperation frameworks, he elaborated.

To promote substantive cooperation, Lam asked both sides to continue considering the establishment of cooperation mechanisms in security and crime combat to share information of mutual concern; as well as step up the building of coordination mechanisms to ensure security for mutual visits and representative diplomatic agencies, diplomatic workers, and the diaspora citizens of each country.

He called for stronger ties in realising multilateral deals to which both countries are members, such as the conventions against transnational organised crime, international terrorism, corruption and torture, as well as other international treaties on crime fighting.

Additionally, the countries should enhance cooperation effectiveness on the basis of the 2013 agreement on crime prevention and combat. They also need to boost the sharing of information and experience between their law enforcement bodies, while improving delegation exchanges and joint human resources training to intensify mutual understanding, the host official added.

For his part, Minister Tsend Nyamdorj applauded the countries’ political trust, close coordination, and mutual support on the international arena.

He pledged to exert all efforts to contribute to bilateral relations, including between the two ministries, so as to help ensure their respective nations’ security, social order, and safety, along with regional and global peace and stability.

Following the talks, the two ministers signed an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons between Vietnam and Mongolia. –VNA