VietNamNet Bridge – The first meeting of ASEAN Chiefs of ASEAN’s Security Agencies (MACOSA) is set to kick off in Ha Noi tomorrow, Sept 28.
ASEAN determined to build community
Pulling together to make ASEAN Chair a success
ASEAN foreign ministers agree on major issues
The four-day meeting aims to enhance security co-operation among regional nations for the purpose of building peace and prosperity in the region, said Bui Van Nam, deputy minister of public security.
The meeting carries the theme "From vision to action: Enhancing security co-operation among ASEAN members towards building the ASEAN Political-Security Community".
Initiated by Viet Nam at the third meeting of the Political Security Community Council in January 2010, MACOSA was recognised in the chairman’s statement at the 16th ASEAN Summit in Ha Noi last April 8-9.
Nam said the meeting would discuss traditional and non-traditional security issues, terrorism, security in the East Sea, in addition to exploring and protecting Delta River water sources.
He said MACOSA would put forward ideas, programmes and solutions on security co-operation.
He said bilateral co-operation between Viet Nam and ASEAN countries, as well as among ASEAN nations, had achieved significant results.
He added that co-operation in the region had been enhanced and that MACOSA members were aiming to set up an "ASEAN Political-Security Community" by 2015.
"Co-operation has also contributed to establishment of forums and dialogues, including the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crimes (SOMTC), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and the ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference (ASEANAPOL)," he said.
He said the ministry had been striving to promote bilateral and multilateral co-operation on security in the region to build trust and enhance friendship and mutual understanding among ASEAN security agencies.
He added that the ministry was committed to sharing and exchanging information on security.
He said he hoped all ASEAN members would support and co-operate with the ministry in dealing with future security challenges.
VietNamNet/Viet Nam News
Please send us your comments and feedback:
Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames.