HANOI, March 16. /Corr. Yuri Denisovich/. Secretary of the Security Council (SC) of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev held March 15-16 in Hanoi expert consultation on regional and international security with the leadership of relevant agencies of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). According to the press security Council Secretary Yevgeny Anoshin, Patrushev met with the Minister of public security of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang the, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Minister of national defense Phung Quang Thanh.
In the Ministry of public security of Vietnam discussed the prospects of Russian-Vietnamese cooperation in the field of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as well as cooperation in the sphere of justice. “The sides underlined the interest of the parties in development of contacts on the antiterrorist track, in the fight against cybercrime, illicit trafficking, attempts of interference in the internal Affairs of sovereign States,” said Anoshin. The parties noted the importance of stepping up cooperation in the Asia-Pacific group on combating money laundering and the financial intelligence units of the two countries. Representatives of the Russian Federation and Vietnam also favored the expansion of Russia’s cooperation with the Association of national police Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
During the meeting the Secretary of security Council of the Russian Federation with the foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh discussed the General situation in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, issues of Russian-Vietnamese political and economic cooperation.
Special attention during the meeting at the Ministry of national defense of Vietnam was paid to the issues of bilateral military and military-technical cooperation. “Nikolai Patrushev has informed the Minister Phung Quang Thanh on the completion of the operation, the Russian Air and space forces in Syria, as well as about key aspects of the Syrian political settlement”, – said the press Secretary of the Russian security Council.