VGP – Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh on September 10
hosted a reception for heads of delegations and representatives of nations
and international organizations who are attending the ministerial meeting on
enhancing the cooperation effectiveness in combating trans-national drug
Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh hosts a reception for heads of
delegations and representatives of nations and international organizations who
are attending the ministerial meeting on enhancing the cooperation effectiveness
in combating trans-national drug crime, Ha Noi, September 10, 2019 - Photo: VGP/Le
At the meeting, the Deputy PM said that the
Vietnamese Government always attaches importance to and makes efforts in
realizing comprehensive and balancing measures in drug prevention and
control, focusing on the reduction of drug demand and supply.
In 2019, the nation’s drug prevention and control
forces have coordinated with other countries in seizing tons of drugs, most
of which were identified to be transported overseas, he said.
Viet Nam will join hands with other nations in ASEAN
to eliminate and end drug to achieve the goal of free-drug ASEAN and has
effectively launched a number of cooperative initiatives, manifesting its
efforts and determinations in drug prevention and control such as
the Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters, ASEAN drug crime
information center, ASEAN working group on prevention and control of drug
trafficking by air and sea and the ASEAN plan on drug control in the Golden
Viet Nam highly values supports from the United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and other
countries to realize drug prevention and control activities in the region.
The Vietnamese Government affirms to continue
enhancing cooperation with other countries in the region, partner with
nations and international originations in struggling against drug,
contributing to the common efforts of the international community in
addressing the global drug issue, he said.