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Vietnam, Malaysia promote cooperation in security

February, 14 2020
MPS - Within the framework of a visit to Malaysia, General To Lam, Minister of Public Security (MPS) leading a high-ranking delegation of the MPS had talks with Mr. Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs and an audience with Malaysian King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on February 12-13.

At the talks between the Vietnamese public security delegation and Malaysian home affairs delegation, the two sides reviewed the cooperation results over the past time and agreed to enhance the bilateral cooperation in the coming time by promoting delegation exchange at all levels and information sharing.

The two sides also agreed to bolster cooperation in fighting against organizations and individuals that use one country's territory to sabotage the other as well as in preventing international hostile forces from taking advantage of ethnic and religious issues to destabilize the social and political situation in each country and ensuring safety and security for citizens and businesses of one country in the other. 

Minister To Lam and King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Particularly, they agreed to promote cooperation in crime prevention and combat via multilateral channels such as INTERPOL and ASEANAPOL. 

The two sides also considered establishing and improving the efficiency of coordination mechanisms in the fields of cyber security and high-tech crime prevention, maritime security and personnel capacity building.

Minister To Lam invited the Ministry of Interior of Malaysia and the minister to attend the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Vietnam People's Public Security Forces’ Traditional Day and the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime Prevention and Control (AMMTC 14) later this year in Vietnam.

* After the talks, the MPS delegation paid an audience to the Malaysian King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

At the meeting, Malaysia's King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah expressed his delight at the positive development of the strategic partnership between Malaysia and Vietnam in general, cooperation between the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in particular.

King Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah highly appreciated the good outcomes of the talks between the two ministries and hoped that the two sides would continue to promote cooperation in various fields, especially in the fight against transnational crimes, in the coming time.

Minister To Lam and Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

On behalf of the MPS delegation, Minister To Lam thanked the King for his kind reception as well as conveyed the regards from the General Secretary, President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the King and other leaders of Malaysia.

Minister To Lam briefed the King on the outcomes of the talks between the two ministries, affirming that the two sides agreed on promoting cooperation in ensuring security, social order, and combating transnational crime, especially in the context that Vietnam is the Chair of ASEAN and the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council while Malaysia will host APEC-related events.

By Huy Hoan