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Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia should enhance cooperation in prevention and combat of drug crime: General To Lam

September, 11 2019
MPS - The 18th Trilateral/Bilateral Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Ministerial Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation officially opened in Hanoi on September 11. General To Lam, Member of the Politburo, Minister of Public Security, Vice Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control attended and delivered a keynote speech.

Minister speaks at the event.


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.

Minister To Lam and representatives of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.


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.

Minister To Lam and delegates at the Meeting.


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.

By Quang Trung