The General Department of Anti-Crime Police under the Public Security Ministry and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 23rd signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in trans-national crime prevention.
This is an important legal basis to improve effectiveness of international cooperation in crime fighting as well as boost cooperative relations between law enforcement agencies of the two nations.
Signatories to the MoU are Lieutenant General Phan Van Vinh, Chief of the General Department of Anti-Crime Police and Mr. Michael S. Welch, Assistance Director of FBI. The document will serve as a legal basis for bilateral cooperation on fighting against various kinds of crimes, including international terror crime or offences of others’ lives, health, spirit and honor, drugs–related crimes, high-technology crimes, international economic crimes, money-laundering crimes, corruption crimes, environment crimes, crimes on illegal transport and trade of weapons, explosive materials, toxic products, radioactive substances, human trafficking crimes and captures of wanted criminals in accordance with the two nations’ laws.
Lieutenant General Phan Van Vinh highly appreciated active achievements in bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and control over the past years, such as investigating offences relating to the US or crime information through INTERPOL. Notably, FBI has provided training on techniques, tactics or built anti-crime training centers for staffs of General Anti-Crime Police Department.
FBI Assistance Director Michael S. Welch hoped that the MoU will be a bridge for the two countries to enhance international cooperation.
After the meeting, law enforcement agencies of the two sides will improve cooperation, training and experience sharing in fighting against trans-national crimes.
Translated by Nguyen Thao