DPM receives Singaporean Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
09:21 | 24/04/2018

VGP – The Vietnamese Government supports and facilitates strengthened cooperation between Viet Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. 

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh receives Singaporean Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pang Kin Ki-oong, Ha Noi, April 23, 2018 - Photo: VGP/Le Son

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh made that statement at his reception for Singaporean Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pang Kin Ki-oong on April 23 in Ha Noi. 

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, the Deputy PM welcomed the Singaporean delegation to Viet Nam to attend the annual meeting at the deputy ministerial level and the fifth sports exchange between Viet Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Vietnamese leader hailed the developments in the two nations’ relations, especially after establishing the Strategic Partnership in 2013, which is partially attributed by efforts of the two ministries. 

The two agencies have launched a number of cooperation activities such as high-level delegation exchanges and enforcement of law in combating and preventing crimes, fires and promoting search and rescue efforts, thus contributing to ensuring social order in each country as well as peace and stability in the region, he added.

He proposed the two sides enhance cooperation and maintain delegation exchanges at all levels, especially among high-ranking officials, to share information on the region and the world and reinforce their political trust.

In 2018, as Singapore takes take over the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN, the Deputy PM suggested the two sides strengthen mutual consultancy to reach consensus in addressing issues of concerns. 

Regarding prevention of crimes, the host asked the two sides to maintain bilateral cooperative mechanisms to exchange information and identify crimes related to both nations, especially ensuring aeronautical security and safety, struggling against high-tech, economic and drug-related crimes.   

Mr. Pang Kin Ki-oong consented with viewpoints and recommendations of Deputy PM Binh, expecting the two nations to enhance cooperation in all aspects to prevent the principles of non-criminalization and legalization of drug use and accelerate education among community on consequences of drug. 

ASEAN nations need to strengthen solidarity and join hands in addressing international and regional issues, he asserted. 

By Thuy Dung

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