VN hopes for more int’l cooperation to combat hi-tech crimes: Deputy Minister hinh anh 1At the 88th INTERPOL General Assembly (Photo: VNA)

Santiago (VNA) – Vietnam stands ready to enhance collaboration with countries and territories worldwide as well as international organisations based on international laws and practices in the fight against high-tech crimes, Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Van Thanh said.

At the 88th INTERPOL General Assembly taking place in Santiago de Chile on October 15-18, Thanh stressed the law enforcement authorities of the INTERPOL member countries should put forth coordination and information sharing so as to effectively combat high-tech crimes.

He hoped to receive support from foreign countries to ensure security and safety for international events hosted by Vietnam in the coming time, particularly as Vietnam will be a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 period, and the ASEAN Chair in 2020.

The official also mentioned activities of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference (ASEANAPOL) and results of the ASEANAPOL 30 held in Hanoi last month, and the results of the third dialogue on an effective multilateral policing architecture against global threats.

Talking to Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent on the sidelines of the event, Thanh said that since Vietnam became a member of the ASEANAPOL in 1981, it has become an important bridge to connect countries in the region to fight organised, emerging, and transnational crimes, especially prevention of terrorism and drug-related crimes.

At this event, representatives of the INTERPOL members discussed several dialogue mechanisms on multilateral police’s response to global threats like emerging crimes and transnational crimes in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he said, adding it is necessary to well manage data, improve capacity of the police in crime prevention, and get connected to smash organised crimes.

Vietnam had a presentation affirming the nation’s consistent policies to ensure security and safety indexes amid deep global integration, he highlighted.

During his stay in Chile, Thanh had bilateral talks with INTERPOL President Kim Jong Yang and Secretary General Jürgen Stock, evaluating cooperation results in training for Vietnam’s law enforcement forces and coordination in hunting international wanted suspects between INTERPOL and the Ministry of Public Security. Besides, they also discussed measures to boost collaboration in the time ahead.

Thanh also had a discussion with Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw, and paid a courtesy visit to honourable president of the Chile-Vietnam culture institute.

The 88th INTERPOL General Assembly brought together some 900 representatives from 162 countries, including more than 70 police chiefs and ministers. The conference is discussing 12 proposals and two reports to advance the organisation’s technical and operational support to police worldwide.

The delegates also cast ballots to elect new INTERPOL Secretary General and leaders of this global organisation for the 2019-2024 period./.