Minister To Lam attends international security meeting in Russia

Thứ Năm, 25/04/2024, 17:44

A Vietnamese delegation led by Minister of Public Security General To Lam is attending the 12th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues in St. Petersburg city, Russia, from April 23-25.

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Minister To Lam speaks at the event. Photo VNA.

The event saw the presence of security council secretaries, national security advisors, deputy prime ministers, and heads of law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies of 106 countries and territories, along with representatives of 10 international organizations.

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at a plenary session on April 24 that the meeting opens up opportunities for delegates to exchange experience and to seek new approaches and common solutions to pressing regional and global security issues.

Patrushev underscored, Russia will continue to protect the process of creating a fair world order, meeting the interests of a majority of countries, based on the principle of equality and respect for cultural and civilizational identity.

In his remarks sent to the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, international terrorism remains one of the grave threats of the 21st century, while it is urgent at present to protect the information space from both external and internal threats.

The Russian President stressed that the security issues are important to all nations as they significantly affect national security, social stability, and economic development.

He considered that for the international community should set systematic concerted unified and legally binding norms and principles governing states’ conduct in the information domain.”

He also reaffirmed Russia’s willingness to cooperate closely with all interested partners to ensure regional and global security in the process of forming a new multipolar world order that meets the interests of the majority of countries around the world.

Addressing the plenary session, Minister To Lam briefed the participants on the high-tech crime situation in Vietnam which is among the three Asia-Pacific countries hardest hit by cyberattacks.

The minister stressed the need to promote multilateral cooperation within such frameworks as the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the ASEAN National Police (Aseanpol), and other mechanisms to regulate and support countries in ensuring cyber security, and preventing, fighting and handling cyber crime and transnational crime.

Vietnam wishes to further exchange experience and initiatives with partners and international friends in crime prevention and control as well as in protecting national sovereignty in cyberspace, he said. 

On April 23, Minister To Lam had a bilateral meeting with Patrushev, during which the two sides saw the need to enhance dialogues and collaboration between law enforcement forces of the two countries.

Minister To Lam also had a meeting with the authorities of St. Petersburg and laid flowers at the Monument of President Ho Chi Minh in the city.

By Duy Tien