Speaking at the reception, Minister To Lam emphasized that Vietnam and Czech signed an agreement on cooperation in crime prevention and fight, which came to effect on February 12, 2019. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of Vietnam hopes that the Czech Government would accelerate the ratification of the agreement on transfer of prisoners between the two governments in order to promote the bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and fight.
He also suggested law enforcement agencies of the two sides should regularly exchange delegations at all levels, update each other on information about crime situations related to the two countries, and share experience in preventing and fighting crimes, especially transnational crimes, high-tech crimes, and organized crimes related to illegal immigration.
Mr. Vojtech Filip thanked Minister To Lam for the kind reception and affirmed that Czech always supports Vietnam at international and regional fora. He also highly spoke of the cooperation of the law enforcement agencies of the two countries, and hoped that the traditional relations between Vietnam and Czech as well as between the law enforcement agencies of Czech and the MPS of Vietnam would further develop and gain more achievements in all areas of mutual concern.
* On the same day, General To Lam also received Mr. Craig Chittick, outgoing Australian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam.
Minister To Lam congratulated the Australian Ambassador on his successful term in Vietnam, highlighting that he had made contributions to promoting the Vietnam - Australia Strategic Partnership in general and the cooperation between the MPS of Vietnam and law enforcement agencies of Australia in particular.
Minister To Lam stressed that the MPS of Vietnam appreciated the two sides’ regular exchange of information and experience, cooperation in investigating major criminal cases regarding drug-related crimes, high-tech crimes, human trafficking, children sexual abuse. The host also highly valued the two sides’ delegation exchange and mutual support at international and multilateral conferences and events.
In recent times, the two sides have jointly organized many training programs to improve their officials’ professional competency, as well as coordinated closely in implementing the signed bilateral cooperation deals such as the agreement on extradition, agreement on transfer of prisoners, memorandum of understanding on reception of citizens, and resolving criminal justice assistance requests.
Minister To Lam hoped that Mr. Chittick would continue his support and contribution to the relations between the two countries, and between the MPS and Australia’s law enforcement agencies, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.
Ambassador Chittick thanked Minister To Lam for his reception and expressed his belief that the cooperation between the two sides would gain more achievements in the future. He also vowed to continue to make contribution to the friendship between the two countries.