07/07/2017 08:44 GMT+7 print

Security ministry ready to join in Interpol’s crime crackdowns

Hanoi, July 6 (VNA) – Minister of Public Security To Lam said on July 6 that his ministry is ready to work with the Interpol General Secretariat to conduct crackdowns on trans-national crimes in Vietnam in the most effective way. 

He made the remark during talks with a high-ranking delegation of the Interpol General Secretariat led by Secretary General Jurgen Stock in Hanoi. 

Sen. Lt. Gen. To Lam said since Vietnam became a member of Interpol in 1991, its public security force has established itself as a responsible member. It has also been continually assisted by the Interpol General Secretariat, especially the Secretary General. 

The Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) highly valued Interpol’s role in coordinating global police’s cooperation activities in the crime fight. It hopes for stronger cooperation within this framework to fulfill the responsibility of a member country and improve the efficiency of fighting trans-national crimes in Vietnam, he noted. 

He asked the Interpol General Secretariat to continue sharing information about trans-national organised crimes, particularly high-tech crime, terrorism and other newly-emerging crimes, in order to help Vietnam’s public security force to have timely crime prevention and combat plans. 

The General Secretariat was also asked to help the MoPS’s officers attend training courses held by Interpol, especially those on combating hi-tech crime, terrorism, environmental crime, and corruption. 

At the talks, Secretary General Jurgen Stock valued the MoPS’s engagement in Interpol’s activities such as crime crackdowns in the region and organisation of training courses, meetings and workshops in Vietnam. 

He voiced his belief that the two sides will step up cooperation in the coming time so as to ensure security in the region and the world.