Cambodia, Laos Hold Annual Meeting on Security Issues

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior and Laos' Ministry of Public Security held an annual bilateral meeting in Vientiane, Laos on Jan. 17, reported Lao News Agency KPL.

The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Samdech Kralahom SAr Kheng and Maj. Gen. Somkeo Silavong, Lao Minister of Public Security.

According to KPL, both sides informed each other about progress in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding the two ministries signed in 2017 and their cooperation on keeping peace and order along the common border of the two countries, drug inspection and control efforts, anti-human trafficking efforts, immigration facilitation and visit exchange.

Both sides noted that they were quite satisfied with the implementation of the memorandum of understanding on drug inspection and control cooperation by relevant sectors of the two countries at both central and provincial levels.

Provincial and district drug suppression officers have maintained their exchange of information and strengthened their cooperation on the prevention and suppression of drug trafficking along the common border.

They noted that their cooperation has contributed to enhancing the relationship between the two neighbouring countries as well as to the keeping of peace and order along the common border.

The two ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation between the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia and the Ministry of Public Security of Laos for 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press