At a March 16 reception for the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong in Hanoi, PM Phuc urged the two sides to bolster cooperation to combat hostile forces, ensure security and order, and build a border of peace, stability and development.
The government leader asked the two ministries to sign legal agreements in justice and consultation and support each other at regional and global forums on anti-crime.
The Lao Minister said that at the earlier talks, the two Ministries agreed to augment cooperation on the basis of agreements signed by Party, State, and government leaders of the two countries.
The same day, Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant To Lam held talks with his Lao counterpart, during which he hailed the fruitful cooperation between the two ministries in 2016.
The two sides’ relevant agencies regularly exchanged international and regional information related to the national security as well as social order and safety in each country, he said.
He suggested that this year they effectively carry out agreements reached by leaders in the new situation, while maintaining meetings between senior leaders to discuss issued related to security and order in each country.
The two sides should also collaborate in raiding cross-border drug trafficking rings and hunting criminals, ensure utmost security and safety during visits and meetings of Party and State leaders, and offer favourable conditions for citizens of this country to live and work legally in the other.
SomkeoSilavong expressed his delight at the strong political trust between the two countries as well as the two ministries’ affiliation and mutual support at the world arena, which contribute to preserving national interest and security of each country.
He also showed high consensus on the cooperation orientations between the two ministries in 2017, adding that he hopes their partnership will become more fruitful in the future.
On the occasion, the two ministers also signed the 2017 cooperation minutes between their ministries.