Malaysia and Vietnam today agreed to strengthen their cooperation in addressing security issues affecting both countries.
This was decided upon during a meeting between Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (above, left) and Vietnamese Public Security Minister General To Lam (above, right) who paid a courtesy visit to the former at his ministry here.
Among other matters, the hour-long meeting also touched on cooperation to address cross-border crime and issues pertaining to territorial waters including advancing the roles of the respective maritime agencies of both countries in combating crime in the waters.
Today's visit was the first to be made by To Lam since Muhyiddin was appointed home affairs minister in 2018.
Malaysia and Vietnam entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2015 to address cross-border crime.