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MPS leaders receives international guests

January, 11 2020
MPS - General To Lam, Minister of Public Security, on January 10 received Mr. Uttam Dhillon, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under the U.S. Department of Justice.

Minister To Lam welcomed the DEA delegation and highlighted that Dhillon’s visit has opened a series of activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-U.S. diplomatic ties in 2020.

Minister To Lam also highly appreciated the cooperation between the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam and the DEA in the past time and suggested that both sides further promote the coordination, contributing to deepening the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

The DEA Acting Administrator thanked Minister Lam for the reception and spoke highly of the effective coordination of the police forces of Vietnam in the framework of the cooperation plans and international treaties that both countries are signatories.

He also affirmed that the DEA would further boost training cooperation and technical support for with Vietnam’s functional agencies as well as coordinate with the Vietnamese side in investing drug-related crimes at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

* On the same day, the MPS awarded the “National Security Protection” medal to Daniel Holcomb, U.S National Attaché at the DEA Office in Hanoi.

Speaking at the event, Senior Lieutenant General Le Quy Vuong, Deputy Minister of Public Security, appreciated the coordination and support of the DEA in the crime prevention and fighting for Vietnam and the region. Deputy Minister Le Quy Vuong also hoped that the U.S. would further cooperate with and support Vietnam in exchanging intelligence related to crimes, training personnel as well as providing professional equipment and means for the Vietnamese side. 

by Phuong Thao