President Quang said that since Vietnam joined Interpol, it has fulfilled its role and responsibility and cooperated closely with member police of Interpol in combating trans-national crimes.
The Vietnamese State leader said he hopes the Interpol Secretariat and Standing Committee will continue to support Vietnamese police.
President Quang also asked Interpol to work closely with Vietnamese police to ensure security and safety at the APEC Summit to be held in Vietnam in November.
Jurgen Stock highlighted the close cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and relevant departments under the Interpol Secretariat in exchanging information on crime prevention and fighting, as well as in implementing Interpol programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.
He also appreciated Vietnam’s seconded officers at Interpol Secretariat in Lyon, France and its Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex.
Close cooperation between Interpol and its member nations is important to the fight against crime amidst increasing threats from terrorism, non-traditional security risks and organised crimes, he said.
Meeting with the Interpol General Secretariat the same day, Public Security Minister To Lam affirmed his ministry's readiness to work with Intepol to conduct crackdowns on trans-national crimes in Vietnam in the best way.
The Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) hailed Interpol’s role in coordinating global police’s cooperation activities in the crime fight, Lam said, adding that 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.
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 aiming 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 participate in 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.