Vietnam, Malaysia sign agreement on transnational crimes

Thursday, 2015-10-01 22:35:54
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Minister Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime on October 1. (Photo credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signed an agreement on preventing and fighting transnational crime, on October 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is the first agreement of its kind Malaysia has signed with an ASEAN country, creating a legal framework to bring co-operation between the police forces of the two countries to a new level.

The two sides agreed on measures to effectively implement the agreement; establish alternate deputy minister-level dialogue mechanisms and exchange delegations, and hold negotiations to sign agreements on extraditions, the transfer of prisoners and human trafficking.

They will also co-ordinate in investigations, tracking criminals and preventing and fighting transnational crimes such as terrorism, drug crimes, cybercrime andmoney laundering.

They will pay attention to co-operation in improving law enforcement, especially in training officials, boosting consultation and exchanging information as well as co-ordinating with and supporting each other at multilateral forums such as Interpol, the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) and ASEANpol.

The two sides agreed to assist each other in signing, joining and implementing international agreements and contribute positively and effectively to the formation of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015.

On the same day, Minister Quang had bilateral meetings with Cambodian Interior Minister Em Sam An to discuss co-operation issues in fighting organised and transnational crimes.

Earlier, Minister Quang visited Vietnam’s Embassy in Malaysia.