Vietnam, RoK boost cooperation in crime combat

VOV.VN - Vietnamese Minister of Public Security General To Lam and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Moo-il have consented to continue cooperation between the two nations in combating terrorism, drug, high-tech, economic and sex crimes, money laundering and trafficking during the talks in Seoul on July 9.

The two sides also agreed to boost criminal judicial support and collaboration in the extradition and transfer of sentenced persons, while improving the efficiency of personnel training cooperation. 

Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il highlighted Minister To Lam’s visit to the RoK as a contribution deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, as well as between RoK law enforcement agencies and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security. 

The Prosecutor General expressed his regret for the recent assault on a Vietnamese-born wife by her Korean husband, and noted that the RoK’s Supreme Prosecutor’s Office is working with competent agencies to promptly deal with the incident, ensuring legitimate rights and interests of foreigners married to Koreans. 

Lam, in turn, thanked the active engagement of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office and other relevant agencies of the RoK in the investigation and settlement of the abuse case. 

Host and guest applauded the strong development across a variety of fields in Vietnam-RoK ties since the two countries established diplomatic ties 25 years ago, especially since they upgraded their relationship to a strategic cooperative partnership in 2009. 

Both sides acknowledged the effective implementation of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in cross-border crime combat, which was signed between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the RoK Supreme Prosecutor’s Office during Moon’s visit to Vietnam last January. 

They agreed that the MoU has opened up a new chapter and provided a legal corridor for stronger bilateral partnership.