VIENTIANE, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam met with Lao President Thongloun Sisoulith and Lao Prime Minister (PM) Sonexay Siphandone in Lao capital Vientiane last Thursday, as part of an official visit to Laos by a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese ministry.
Thongloun and Sonexay spoke highly of the fruitful cooperation results between the public security ministries of both countries, Lao Public Security TV reported on Monday.
Thongloun expressed his hope that the two countries' public security forces will keep promoting comprehensive cooperation in the time ahead to meet requirements and fulfil tasks in the new context for the sake of the two peoples, regional and global peace, stability and development.
Meanwhile, Sonexay asked the two forces to further enhance cooperation in combating transnational crimes, drug crimes, human trafficking, and hi-tech crimes, as well as coordinate closely to ensure absolute security and safety in 2024, when Laos will hold the chairmanship of the ASEAN (Association of the Southeast Asian Nations).
In his speech, To Lam noted the two ministries will stay determined and persistent to guarantee peace, stability and development along the Vietnam-Laos border.