The meeting marks an important event in bilateral ties and will ultimately help to promote the comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership between the two countries in the fields of national security, crime prevention, along with combat and protection of social order and safety.
Most notably, competent agencies from both sides have co-operated to crack down on drug-related crimes occurring along the border and at border gates.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has also assisted the Chinese side in identifying many high-tech crimes involving Chinese nationals operating in Vietnam, as well as arresting and handing over various criminals to Chinese partners.
Vietnamese and Chinese authorities have also collaborated in combating human trafficking cases, especially the trafficking of Vietnamese women to China, whilst also rescuing many Vietnamese victims.
During the meeting, the two ministers reached an agreement on measures to improve collaboration efficiency to protect domestic security in each country and the efficiency of co-operation in crime prevention and control in the future. Indeed, there will be a major focus on crackdowns on trans-national crimes, such as terrorism, high-tech, human trafficking, and drug-related crimes.
The two ministries signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) on co-operation to fight high-tech crime, crimes related to telecommunications and Internet networks, and the management of migrants and cross-border activities
The eighth meeting is scheduled to be held in China in 2022.