Lam stated that in 2020, Vietnam closely cooperated with and received active support from ASEAN member states, including Indonesia, to fulfill its roles as the ASEAN Chair and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council to promote ASEAN’s goals in a challenging context, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
He emphasised the cooperation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and Indonesia’s relevant agencies has developed positively through the exchange of high-level delegations, the sharing of information on prevention and control of transnational crimes such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, and high-tech crimes, and coordinating in ensuring security and safety for the other country’s citizens. The Vietnamese ministry and the Indonesian National Police established a security dialogue at the deputy ministerial level.
After the pandemic is completely put under control, the Ministry of Public Security wishes to cooperate more closely with relevant Indonesian agencies so as to further deepen the Vietnam-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, and contribute to ensuring national security in each country for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and in the world, he stressed.
The minister also affirmed that his ministry is willing to cooperate with and create all favourable conditions for the new ambassador to fulfill his assigned missions.
The Indonesian diplomat asserted to do his utmost to contribute to consolidating the traditional and comprehensive collaboration between the two countries.
He also showed his hope for further cooperation between the two nations’ law enforcement agencies in the coming time.