MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) - Bilateral cooperation was high on the agenda of a meeting between Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov and a delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam headed by Minister of Public Security To Lam, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Before the meeting, the guests got acquainted with the exhibition of weapons, special means and uniforms of the special task police units and Almaz special unit.
Amid the worsening social and political situation in a number of states, topics for discussion become more, Ivan Kubrakov noted. Countering cybercrime and mass violations of public order, fighting against international terrorism and the spread of drugs remain relevant. The Belarusian side is ready for cooperation in many aspects.
"We have been cooperating with the Ministry of Public Security of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 2000. Today we discussed plans for cooperation in many areas and decided that our international cooperation departments will prepare a plan of action for 2023. We are talking about cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism, countering cybercrime and drug crime," the minister said. “Through Interpol, we have communicated the information to the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam about the people who are in Vietnam and commit drug crimes."
The parties emphasized that the agreements between the ministries are being implemented in full and that there is a lot of work ahead to establish even closer ties.
"We discussed the issues of personnel training, both in Vietnam and in Belarus. The Vietnamese colleagues are very interested in our experience in personnel training. The first group will soon arrive in Belarus for training at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, first of all, in countering extremism, in the fight against terrorism, the training of special forces. We showed our capabilities, an exhibition of weapons and equipment," Ivan Kubrakov said.
Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam also sees the prospects for even closer cooperation in terms of personnel training. Thus, Vietnamese colleagues are especially interested in the experience of Belarusian law enforcement officers in K9, countering cybercrime, and combating human trafficking, the Ministry of Internal Affairs added.