Viet Nam, Laos enhance security collaboration
|Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang (L) and his Lao counterpart Sen. Lieut. Gen. Kongthong Phongvichith exchanged Memorandum of Understanding of the 12th Viet Nam - Laos Security Cooperation Conference (Photo: VNA)|
Kongthong said the conference is an annual forum for the two security forces to strengthen their great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
The conference, one of the activities in celebration of the Viet Nam - Laos, Laos - Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2022, oriented cooperation for the coming time, thus contributing to stabilizing political security and social order and safety, creating favorable conditions to perform each country's tasks of building and defending the Fatherland, and building a peaceful, stable and developing ASEAN Community.
For his part, Quang expressed his hope that the two sides will maintain effective and practical coordination, and periodic meetings between their security forces and border localities, and work to prevent hostile forces from taking advantage of one country against the other, as well as undermining the political stability, security and order of each country, and sabotaging the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Viet Nam and Laos.
They agreed to maintain the effective implementation of existing cooperation mechanisms between the two security forces, and step up information sharing and coordination in addressing the impact of non-traditional security threats that affect ties between the two countries in general and the two Ministries of Public Security in particular.
The sides also pledged to closely coordinate at international and regional security cooperation forums, promote collaboration in preventing and fighting international terrorism in ASEAN countries, and ensure security for major events to be held in Viet Nam and Laos in the coming time.
On the occasion, the two deputy ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding of the 12th Viet Nam - Laos Security Cooperation Conference.