Russia, Vietnam agree to intensify security cooperation

Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

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The sides plan to work together to combat terrorism and drug-related crime.

Russia’s Internal Ministry and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security have agreed to intensify security cooperation, Viet Nam News reported on May 30.

Vietnam’s Public Security Minister Tô Lâm held talks with Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov on May 27 in Moscow, according to the paper.

The sides agreed to step up cooperation in countering terrorism, high-tech crime, drug-related crime, and human trafficking, the paper said. The countries will also cooperate in training security service officials. 

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