VGP – The coordination and mutual support in drug prevention and control between Viet Nam and Cambodia is not only significant to each country but also contributes to the regional efforts to prevent and combat drug.
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam, Chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution, made the remark during talks with Cambodian Deputy PM Ke Kim Yan, President of the Cambodian National Committee for Drug Prevention and Combat, in Ha Noi on April 19.
Over the past years, Viet Nam has worked closely with Cambodia to prevent, detect and detain cross-border drug smugglers, contributing to reducing drug crime in each country, creating good changes in the battle against crime and ensuring security and order in border areas.
The two deputy PMs agreed to accelerate bilateral collabora tion in drug prevention and combat, by directing domestic authorized agencies and provinces with shared borderlines to strengthen the exchange of information and work closely with each other in investigating, detecting and destroying drug trafficking gangs between the two countries.
Cambodian Deputy PM Ke Kim Yan thanked Viet Nam’s authorized forces for their effective support in investigating, verifying and detecting many cross-border drug trading and transportation cases over the past years, while asking both sides to continue strengthening coordination activities in the field in the future.
Specifically, the two sides will continue sharing information and experience in drug prevention and control, support each other in training and increasing capabilities for officials working in the field of drug combat, collaborate on multilateral cooperative forums on drug prevention and control, and discuss issues related to treatment for drug addiction, he said.
The guest asked the Vietnamese side to accelerate its support for the construction of a community-based voluntary drug detoxification facility in Cambodia.
Through their talks, the two deputy PMs expressed belief that cooperation between the two governments as well as between the two sides’ drug prevention agencies will be further strengthened in the future, contributing to enhancing the efficiency of drug prevention and combat in each country.
By Vien Nhu