Vietnam, UK strengthen cooperation in preventing and combating transnational crime

Tuesday, 16/08/2022 16:14
Vietnam and the UK regularly strengthen cooperation in preventing and combating transnational crimes, including crimes related to immigration, smuggling and human trafficking.
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The first Vietnam-UK Migration Dialogue (Photo: VGP)

On August 15, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with the UK Ministry of Home Affairs held the first Vietnam – UK Migration Dialogue.

Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang, Deputy Minister of Public Security, and Secretary of State at the UK Ministry of Home Affairs Matthew Cycroft co-chaired the dialogue.

Over the years, the cooperation relationship between Vietnam and the UK has continuously developed in many fields, such as trade, investment, education, culture and security and defence. The UK is currently an important and reliable strategic partner of Vietnam.

In the field of security, leaders of the two sides regularly hold talks and exchange high-level delegations to share experiences and strengthen cooperation in preventing and combating transnational crimes, including crimes against immigration, illegal migration and human trafficking, making an important contribution to promoting the cooperation between Vietnam and the UK in general and the relationship between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the UK Ministry of Home Affairs in particular. .

At the dialogue, the two sides exchanged, discussed and agreed on communication issues on immigration and safe and legal migration; repatriation related issues; new policies on entry and exit; and prevention and combat of human trafficking.

They also put forth solutions to prevent illegal immigration and migration; encourage safe and legal entry and exit through communication and training activities to improve immigration capacity and information exchange; and continue to maintain and improve the effectiveness of close cooperation in repatriation work.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang highly appreciated the close and effective cooperation of the British authorities and the British Embassy in Vietnam over the past time, which has carried out many cooperation activities to share experiences, support Vietnam's immigration authorities, promote cooperation in the field of migration and immigration, and receive back citizens within the framework of memorandums of understanding between the two Governments on migration and prevention of human trafficking./.

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