Vietnam - Australia Joint Transnational Crime Team makes debut

June, 26 2021
MPS - Major General Do Van Hoanh, Chief of the Office of the Criminal Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on June 25 chaired a virtual meeting with leaders of relevant police agencies and units in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to announce the establishment of the Vietnam - Australia Joint Transnational Crime Team.

The event also saw the presence of Charge d'Affaires of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam Andrew Barnes, Consul General of Australia in Ho Chi Minh City Julianne Cowley, and Liaison Officer Chief of the Australian Federal Police's Office in Vietnam Jennifer Cullen.

Delegates attend the meeting in Hanoi.

Delegates attend the virtual meeting from Ho Chi Minh City.

The Vietnam - Australia Joint Transnational Crime Team, which has been set up on the basis of the Vietnam - Australia Joint Transnational Crime Center established in 2010, will perform the same functions and tasks of the Center. But its organization has been restructured into a more professional and elite force in order to enhance cooperation mechanisms between law enforcement forces of the two countries, meeting an increasing demand of the two sides for cooperation in fighting transnational crimes in the new situation.

by Bui Tuan
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