VN, US cooperate in preventing crimes

09:57 | 18/03/2015

VGP – Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang on March 16 held talks with US Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey during on his visit to the US.

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Mr. James Comey highly valued Viet Nam’s efforts and cooperation in preventing and controlling crimes with the US law enforcement agencies, in general and with the FBI, in particular, expecting that the Vietnamese Minister’s visit will strengthen the Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries and contribute to the international and regional peace and stability.

He thanked the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and other investigation agencies for investigating and pursuing criminals and handing over evidence related to several cases as requested by the US.

Minister Quang lauded the development in the two nations’ relations over the past 20 years of normalizing diplomatic ties, especially after establishing the Comprehensive Partnership.

The two sides appraised the positive achievements of cooperation between the MPS and the US Department of Justice and between Viet Nam’s police and the FBI in sharing information and experience, coordinating in investigating crimes, particularly organized crimes, drug smuggling, money laundering, trafficking and high-tech crimes. 

They agreed to accelerate cooperation between Viet Nam’s police force and the FBI, stepping up negotiations to ink cooperation documents to establish a legal framework on crime prevention, including a convict extradition and transfer agreement as well as promoting cooperation in training and technical support. 

Minister Quang and FBI Director Comey also witnessed the signing of a letter of agreement on FBI’s transfer of DNA testing software to Viet Nam’s police.

By Thuy Dung