VGP – Viet Nam has joined hands with other nations
in the region and the world to strictly implement reached commitments and
agreements, striving to achieve common goals of the region for peace,
stability, development and prosperity and building a drug-free region.
Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh attends the opening ceremony
of the ministerial meeting on enhancing the cooperation effectiveness in
combating trans-national drug crime, Ha Noi, September 10, 2019 - Photo: VGP/Le
Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh made that statement on
September 10 at the opening ceremony of the ministerial meeting on enhancing
the cooperation effectiveness in combating trans-national drug crime.
At the event, the Vietnamese Deputy PM asserted Viet
Nam’s willingness and commitments to strengthen cooperation with the United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other nations in the region
and the world in struggling against drug.
He asked for launching suitable measures to prevent
drug crimes and enhancing cooperation between related nations in the region
and the world in addressing drug issues.
The Vietnamese Deputy PM stressed the need to uphold
roles in establishing policies and strategies to control drug and mobilizing
more resources for drug prevention and control initiatives amid decrease in
international resources for drug prevention and control works.
Within the framework of the meeting, delegates
focused on analyzing and evaluating new happenings in drug trafficking in
the region as well as consented on some urgent and strategic measures to
fight against drug crimes on border lines.
A joint declaration was approved at the meeting,
asserting that nations in the region should promote the leading roles in
establishing policies and strategies in controlling drug, enhancing raids
and attacks to suppress drug criminals as well as accelerating information
exchange and joint investigations.
As many as 200 delegates who are representatives of
nations and international organizations of Laos, Cambodia, China, Thailand,
Myanmar, the Philippines, Viet Nam, UNOCD, the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) attended the