Vietnam attends ASEAN meeting on transnational crime in Thailand

Thursday, 2019-11-28 10:22:10
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NDO/VNA – Minister of Public Security General To Lam led a Vietnamese delegation to the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC-13) and relevant meetings, which kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 27.

Speaking at the plenary session of AMMTC-13, General Lam briefed participants on the results of transnational crime combat in Vietnam since the AMMTC-12, while emphasising Vietnam’s commitment to actively and responsibly participate in ASEAN’s cooperation frameworks in general and cooperation mechanisms in combating transnational crime in particular in the context that the country will undertake the role as the ASEAN Chairmanship and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020.

He suggested ASEAN member nations supporting Vietnam's initiative to list antiques smuggling combat as a priority of cooperation under the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) and AMMTC.

The meeting issued a joint statement, in which the ministers welcome Vietnam to host AMMTC-14 and related meetings in 2020, and praise efforts by the SOMTC working group on counter terrorism in the fight against violent extremism and radicalisation.

The ASEAN ministers are scheduled to have meetings with senior officials in charge of issues related to transnational crime from ASEAN’s dialogue countries on November 28.