PM receives foreign national security, police delegates

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on August 18 hosted a reception for heads of foreign delegations who arrived in Viet Nam to attend the 70th anniversary of Traditional Day of Viet Nam People’s Police Force. Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac The delegations included foreign officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN and the leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. Welcoming all foreign delegates to Viet Nam, PM Dung lauded the developments in the multi-faced cooperative relations between Viet Nam and ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba and other international organizations as well as the effective cooperation between Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and other nations’ security forces, police, ASEANPOL and Interpol. The Vietnamese Government advocates and facilitates these cooperative activities, especially in combating trans-national crime, drug and human trafficking, cyber and terrorism, training personnel and … [Read more...]

Meeting honours police’s commitment to country

President Truong Tan Sang awards the Golden Star Medal to the Public Security sector at a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday that commemorated the 70th founding anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Police. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang HA NOI (VNS) — A grand ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday commemorated the 70th founding anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Police and the 10th year of the All People Protect National Security Festival, which is being held today. Prominent among the attendees were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Samdech Sar Kheng and Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong headed delegations present at the event. They joined other guests from China, Russia, Cuba, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and other regional and international police organisations. The … [Read more...]

PM receives international delegates to 70th anniversary of VN Police’s Day

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 18 for heads of foreign delegations who are in Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 70 th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnam People’s Police Force held the same day. Led by Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong, the delegation comprises officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN member states, as well as leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. The PM expressed his satisfaction with positive progress of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba as well as effective coordination between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and counterparts in the countries and the Aseanpol and Interpol. He pledged all possible support to the collaboration, especially in the fight against trans-national, drug and human trafficking, cyber and terrorism crimes, and in personnel training and … [Read more...]

PM receives delegates to 70th anniversary of Vietnam Police’s Day

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 18 for heads of foreign delegations who are in Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnam People’s Police Force held the same day. Led by Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong, the delegation comprises officials of national security and interior ministries, and security and police forces from China, Russia, Cuba and ASEAN member states, as well as leaders of ASEANAPOL and Interpol. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and heads of foreign delegations in a joint photo The PM expressed his satisfaction with positive progress of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the ASEAN, China, Russia, Cuba as well as effective coordination between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and counterparts in the countries and the Aseanpol and Interpol. He pledged all possible support to the collaboration, especially in the fight against trans-national, drug … [Read more...]

VN to accelerate cooperation with INTERPOL

VGP - Cooperating effectively with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is one of the top tasks of combating trans-national crime in Việt Nam, said Minister of Public Security Trần Đại Quang in a recent article. A working session between Vietnamese police and INTERPOL The article pointed out five key missions for the Ministry of Public Security in the time to come. Firstly, continue close and comprehensive cooperation with INTERPOland theOrganization's member countries, pledge to fulfill obligations and secure effective participation in Interpol. Việt Nam will work with the member countries to improve coordination mechanism of combating trans-national organized crime in the context of globalization and integration. The country should also consider to sign legal assistance and extradition agreements with other countries to facilitate the prevention of organized crime. Secondly,organize effective research, analysis, and forecast of organized crime for timely … [Read more...]

VN, Lao police seek ways to combat crimes

Police officers from Vietnam and Laos gathered at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22 to discuss measures to boost cooperation in fighting crimes and ensuring social safety and order. Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Pham Quy Ngo, Chief of the General Department for Anti-Crime Police Major Gen. Phan Van Vinh of Vietnam and Chief of the Police General Department under the Public Security Ministry of Laos, Colonel Sisavath Keomalavong, attended the event. Participants reviewed the recent cooperation in fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order in areas along the two countries' common border and discussed measures to boost cooperative ties in 2011. This year, the police forces of Vietnam and Laos will focus on implementing agreements signed between the two governments and ministries on related work and boost cooperation to promptly deal with complex cases of fighting crime and ensuring social safety and order. They also agreed to enhance the … [Read more...]

Crime, trafficking at sea pose threats to marine sovereignty

HCM CITY — Fighting crime and violations at sea way was crucial to the security and sovereignty of the country, security officials said at a seminar in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the seminar on marine safety, officials from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said co-operation between countries was critical in crime prevention. Major Gen Pham Huy Tap, national border guard deputy commander, said: "Matters sometimes can be dealt with by one country or one single force, but they should involve bilateral and multi-lateral co-operation." Tap said disputes on sovereignty and jurisdiction were one of the most vulnerable matters in the security of the nation. Piracy was an important issue, which also led to disputes on marine sovereignty at a time when several countries had drawn up closure policies on sea territories and islands. Issues affecting natural resources were also critical, including matters related to pollution, … [Read more...]

VN votes for stronger int’l cooperation against crimes

VGP - Việt Nam always votes for stronger international cooperation in crime prevention through actively joining global related conventions, stressed the head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Salvador, Brazil. The country is carrying out a National Program on crime prevention, which sets out concrete targets for every period of five years each. Việt Nam also places importance on consolidating cooperation with international organizations like Interpol and ASEANPOL as well as expanding justice assistance with countries around the world. Over 150 representatives and 100 senior leaders from all over the world to the event, lasting on April 12-19, adopted a Declaration that calls for Member States to adapt their criminal justice systems to a changing world. By Hải Minh … [Read more...]

ASEAN, China combat organised crime

The sixth China-ASEAN conference for Prosecutors General opened in Hanoi on November 24 to discuss cooperative mechanisms and action plans to increase the effectiveness of the fight against transnational organised crime between ASEAN countries and China. The conference has brought together 200 prosecutors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, plus representatives from the embassies of several ASEAN member countries and officials from a number of Vietnamese State agencies.In his opening speech, the Procurator General of Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy Tran Quoc Vuong stated that Vietnam places a lot of importance on providing judicial support to other countries, regarding this as an effective way of combating transnational organised crime.He pledged that Vietnam's Supreme People's Procuracy will answer requests for judicial support and cooperation from other partners in a quick, effective and timely manner and hope to receive a similar response in … [Read more...]

ASEAN police officers discuss ways to enhance database system

Senior police officers across South East Asia are meeting in Hanoi to discuss technical issues relating to the electronic ASEANAPOL Database System (e-ADS) that was launched at a conference in Kuala Lumpur in May, 2006. Delegates to the meeting of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANPOL) Database Technical Committee, which commenced on November 27, will work out measures to ensure the best performance and security of the e-ADS in order to meet requirements of ASEAN police forces in the fight against transnational crime. During the three working days, the delegates will also review and decide on the expansion of the search engine of the e-ADS, as well as policy and security requirements for a duplicate of the system, and a Memorandum of Understanding with Interpol. … [Read more...]

ASEAN pledges continued cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations, in combating international terrorism. Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN, made the commitment on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 11 on measures to eliminate international terrorism. Having affirmed strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, the Vietnamese ambassador said the ASEAN member countries upheld the view that the measures to be taken against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism … [Read more...]

ASEAN members promote cooperation in fighting terrorism

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will continue to promote coordination and cooperation with the international community, especially the United Nations in combating international terrorism.Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the commitment on measures to eliminate international terrorism on behalf of the ASEAN member countries at the Sixth Committee of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly on October 11. The Vietnamese ambassador said ASEAN member countries have maintained that measures against terrorism must be comprehensive, balanced and in compliance with international law, particularly the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States. The ASEAN emphasised the need to address the root causes of terrorism and held that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group, he said. … [Read more...]

Vietnam People’s Police Force’s 70th anniversary celebrated in Laos

Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong (left) congratulates the representative agency of the Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security in Laos NDO - The Vietnamese Embassy and the representative agency of the Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security in Laos jointly held a banquet on the night of August 10 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Police Force (August 19, 1945-2015). In his speech delivered at the banquet, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung reviewed the 70-year tradition of the Vietnam People's Police Force, saying that the past 70 years have witnessed the solidarity, close co-ordination and mutual support of Vietnam and Laos Police Forces in ensuring the national security and social order. Ambassador Hung expressed his belief that the co-operation between the police force and between Ministries of Public Security of Vietnam and Laos would be further strengthened, contributing to the cause of national construction and defence of the … [Read more...]

Vietnam police’s 70th birthday marked in India, Algeria

Ceremonies were held in India and Algeria on August 18 to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Public Security Force and the 10th year of the "All people protect the national security" movement (August 19). At the event in the city of New Delhi, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the country’s public security force, set up in 1945 amid the peak of the August Revolution, has developed vigorously and become a crucial armed force that has contributed greatly to Vietnam’s revolutionary triumphs. It has defeated coup plots and sabotage schemes of hostile forces, fought crimes, protected people’s lives and property and ensured security, order and a peaceful environment for national development, he added. The diplomat said Vietnam and India set up security cooperation long ago but a representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in India was just recently established in 2006. The countries’ … [Read more...]

Vietnamese embassy in China celebrates police’s traditional day

Colonel Do Van Thiet at the ceremony The Vietnamese embassy in Beijing, China hosted a ceremony on August 18 to celebrate the 70th Traditional Day of the Vietnam People’s Pubic Security Force (August 19) and the 10th anniversary of the "All people protect national security" festival. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van Tho said the Vietnam People’s Public Security Force has grown in stature over the past 70 years with a great deal of achievements contributing to national liberation and development. He hailed the ever-growing cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of State Security in the fight against organised, trans-national, terrorism, cyber, drug and human trafficking crimes, contributing to each country’s security and order, particularly in border areas. On behalf of the Representative Office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in China, Colonel Do … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese course for Lao police officers concludes

Ambassador Nguyen Manh Hung (third, left) and oustanding officers enrolled in the course (Photo: VNA) NDO/ VNA – The Lao Ministry of Public Security wrapped up the first Vietnamese language course for its officers on August 13. Twenty-eight Lao officers were enrolled in the six-month course, which aimed to enhance the efficiency of professional information sharing between the two countries. They were assessed as fairly fluent in Vietnamese communication skills after the course’s conclusion. Colonel Bouavan Vongsavanthong, Deputy General Director of the Lao ministry’s General Department of Security, thanked the Vietnamese Embassy and the Laos-based representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security for helping organise the course. The training was intended to improve the knowledge and language skills of Lao officers towards strengthening information exchange coordination between the two sides, contributing to amity, solidarity and comprehensive … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese course for Lao police officers ends

Twenty-eight Lao officers enrolled in the six-month course, were assessed as fairly fluent in Vietnamese communication skills. (VOV) - On August 13, the Lao Ministry of Public Security concluded the first Vietnamese language course for its officers aiming to improve the efficiency of professional information sharing between the two nations. Colonel Bouavan Vongsavanthong, Deputy General Director of the Lao ministry’s General Department of Security, thanked the Vietnamese Embassy and the Laos-based representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security for helping run the course. The training aimed to improve the knowledge and language skills of Lao officers towards intensifying information exchange between the two sides as a contribution to amity, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the nations, he said Also at the closing ceremony in Vientiane, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung pledged to continue working with the Vietnamese … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese course improves Lao officers’ language skills

(VOV) - On August 13, the Lao Ministry of Public Security concluded the first Vietnamese language course for its officers. Twenty-eight Lao officers enrolled in the six-month course aiming to improve the efficiency of professional information sharing between the two nations, were assessed as fairly fluent in Vietnamese communication skills. Colonel Bouavan Vongsavanthong, Deputy General Director of the Lao ministry’s General Department of Security, thanked the Vietnamese Embassy and the Laos-based representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security for helping run the course. The training aimed to improve the knowledge and language skills of Lao officers towards intensifying information exchange between the two sides as a contribution to amity, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the nations, he said Also at the closing ceremony in Vientiane, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung pledged to continue working with the Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Vietnamese police wants to strengthen cooperation with the EU and US authorities

(VOVworld) - Deputy Minister of Public Security, To Lam, have received the outgoing EU Ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Vietnam and US Assistant Secretary of State who is on a working visit to Vietnam. Deputy Minister of Public Security To Lam meets with EU Ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Vietnam Franz Jessen (photo: cand.com.vn) General Lam told Ambassador Franz Jessen that the Public Security Ministry will boost cooperation with the EU to ensure human rights, social law and order for mutual benefit. He expected the Ambassador to continue his support to the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and the EU. General To Lam meets with US Assistant Secretary of State, Thomas Malinowski During his meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State, Thomas Malinowski, General Lam praised positive progress in the cooperation between Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and US law enforcement agencies. He wished for more cooperation to foster security in … [Read more...]

VN, China hold security dialogue

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and China held the first security dialogue at deputy minister-level in Ha Noi yesterday. The talks, which followed Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's visit to China in April, were said to demonstrate willingness to boost co-operation between the Vietnamnese Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Ministry of State Security. This will be done to contribute to political stability and national security in both countries. Deputy Minister of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, To Lam, said the relationship between the two ministries continued to grow. He said the two sides were making efforts to build a relationship to create long-term benefits for the two peoples, making security a key pillar. China's Deputy Minister of State Security, Dong Haizhou, said the dialogue was an important step in the relationship between the two sides and believed it would help bring lift the comprehensive strategic partnership. Yesterday, border guards … [Read more...]