At the talks, Minister Lam stated that the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of Vietnam highly appreciated the RoK Supreme Prosecutors’ Office’s initiatives in establishing the Asia-Pacific Information Coordination Centre for Combating Drug Crimes (APPIC) and the Anti-Drug Liaison Officials’ Meeting for International Cooperation (ADLOMICO). Through these mechanisms, national law enforcement agencies of regional countries, including those of Vietnam and the RoK, have exchanged professional information and coordinated to crack down on drug criminal networks, as well as supported each other with special-function equipment.
He affirmed that the signing of the MoU between the two sides will create a legal foundation for them to promote joint activities and bilateral cooperation in security and order as well as to open more cooperation opportunities for both sides.
General Lam asked the RoK side to help connect RoK manufacturers specializing in security-function equipment to Vietnamese firms so that they can cooperate in producing equipment and devices for crime prevention and combat. He hoped that the RoK side could support the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security with some specialized equipment.
The minister also urged the two sides to step up cooperation and maintain exchange of delegations at all levels to share information in preventing and combating drug crime, hi-tech crime, economic crime, corruption, and money laundering.
Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il affirmed that the RoK Supreme Prosecutors’ Office is willing to partner with the Vietnamese ministry in the fields of mutual concern, especially in the fight against crime as well as citizen protection. He also vowed to do his best to promote the bilateral relations between the two countries and cooperation between the MPS of Vietnam and the RoK Supreme Prosecutors’ Office in the time to come.