Minister To Lam pays courtesy call to Sultan of Brunei

19:21 16/02/2020

General To Lam, Politburo Member and Minister of Public Security, leading a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security on an official visit to Brunei, on February 15 paid a courtesy call to Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in Bandar Seri Begawan capital city.

At the meeting. 

The Sultan of Brunei welcomed the delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to the country and said their visit will contribute to enhancing relations between the two countries, and especially cooperation between his country’s law enforcement agencies and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security.

The Sultan of Brunei spoke highly of the outcomes of the meeting between Minister To Lam and Maj. Gen. Awang Halbi bin Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence and Chairman of the National Security Committee of Brunei.

The Sultan expressed his hope that the two sides will continue strengthening cooperation in the fields of mutual concern, especially in fighting transnational crimes, terrorism, drug-related crimes, cybercrime, and economic crimes.

For his part, Minister To Lam hoped the Sultan will further support Vietnam and direct Brunei’s law enforcement agencies to promote ties with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in safeguarding national security and combating crimes.

He also called on the two countries to soon build an action program for implementing their comprehensive partnership, which was set up during the Sultan’s visit to Vietnam in March 2019.

Besides, they should continue supporting each other’s views at international forums, particularly at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations.

Vietnam and Brunei should also actively consult each other and cooperate with other ASEAN member countries in solving issues related the South China Sea (East Sea), and join common effort to seriously implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) and build an efficient law-binding code of conduct (COC) in the East Sea to ensure concerned parties’ interests in accordance with international laws, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

During his stay in Brunei, Minister To Lam and his entourage also had a meeting with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.
By Duy Tien