The Trilateral/Bilateral Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Ministerial Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation took place right after the Ministerial Meeting on Enhancing Effectiveness in Combating Transnational Drug Crime organized under Vietnam’s initiative.
Speaking at the Meeting, Minister To Lam emphasized that the situation of drug crime has become more and more complex as drug criminals have used increasingly sophisticated tricks and methods.
The Government of Vietnam has always attached great importance to drug prevention and fight, stressed Minister Lam. Over the past 20 years, the trilateral/bilateral cooperation mechanism on drug prevention and fight among/between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos has made great contributions to drug prevention and combat.
The Minister also warned that transnational drug trafficking rings now seek to take advantage of geopolitical characteristics, customs and practices of residents along borderlines, trade and economic activities across the borderline between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as well as limitations and weaknesses in border patrol, check and management to transport large batches of drugs across the borderlines.
Against this backdrop, Minister To Lam urged, the three countries promote their cooperation, mobilize their internal forces and foreign supports to effectively prevent and combat drug crime along the shared borderlines and in the three countries.