Indonesia, Vietnam enhance collaboration in maritime security and safety

VOV.VN - The Vietnam Coast Guard and the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency on December 28 virtually signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in intensifying maritime security and safety between the two forces.

The MoU marks the beginning of the all-around cooperation between the two agencies since they signed a Letter of Intent on stepping up bilateral cooperation on August 23, 2017. The MoU clearly defines the responsibilities and authority of each party in the process of implementing the document’s contents.

In his speech, Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard Major General Le Quang Dao affirmed recognition of the importance to strengthening collaboration between the two forces.

For his part, Vice Admiral Aan Kunia, chief of the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency highlighted the Vietnam Coast Guard as an important partner in Southeast Asia in ensuring maritime security and safety in the region. He expressed his confidence that, on the basis of the MoU, the two parties will deepen and expand the bilateral friendship and cooperation.

The newly- signed document will serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism for both sides to deepen mutual understanding, and practical and effective cooperation to deal with cases arising at sea.

The signing represents an important milestone in opening a page of more comprehensive cooperation in the bilateral relationship between the two sides.

The MoU is one of the temporary measures to delimit the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, thereby contributing to preserving peace, stability, cooperation and development on the region’s waters.