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Sri Lanka, Vietnam to work closely in fighting transnational crime

COLOMBO, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up cooperation in fighting transnational crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit, Sri Lanka's government said on its website Wednesday.

During a meeting between Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Sri Lankan Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order Nanda Mallawarachchi, who is paying a visit to Vietnam, Phuc has asked Sri Lanka to work closely with Vietnam to fight crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit, as per their signed agreements.

The Vietnamese deputy prime minister has asked for closer bilateral collaboration to ensure security and safety for high- ranking delegations, as well as for trade, investment, studies and tourism activities in each country.

Phuc thanked Sri Lanka for backing Vietnam's bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from 2014 to 2016, UN Economic and Social Council from 2016 to 2018, and on the UN Security Council from 2020 to 2022.

The deputy prime minister has also suggested mutual support at regional and global forums for peace and stability in the region and the world.

The visiting Sri Lankan official has informed his host of the outcome of his working session with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and expressed hope that ties between the two ministries would go a long way for the sake of both nations.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140723/sri-lanka-vietnam-work-closely-fighting-transnational-crime