Cambodian PM says one country cannot fight against crimes and terrorism

21:49, May 25, 2010      

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that a single country cannot fight against crimes and terrorism, but joint cooperation.

Eang Sophalett, spokesman of Prime Minister Hun Sen said the premier made such remarks during his meeting with an ASEANAPOL delegation in Phnom Penh.

"Samdech said that fighting against crimes and terrorism cannot be made alone by a single country, but needs joint cooperation among member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN) and other states in the region," he was quoted as talking to the delegation.

Cambodia is hosting the 30th ASEANAPOL conference at which participants will discuss on how to further strengthen cooperation and mutual assistance among the police forces of the ASEAN member countries and the dialogue partners.

Nearly 300 high-ranking police officers from the ten ASEAN member countries and the dialogue partner countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the representatives of the ASEANAPOL Secretariat and Interpol are attending the four-day conference.

They will discuss issues like terrorism, drug and weapon trafficking, maritime fraud and cybercrime, etc.

They will also update each other on developments on transnational crime and discuss how ASEANAPOL can increase relations with Interpol.

"The annual ASEANAPOL is a good opportunity for us to review the previous year cooperation and to exchange ideas, experience and discuss any measures to strengthen and broaden cooperation and mutual assistance in order to enable all ASEAN forces to have similar capacity, technical and material basis in fighting against transnational crime so as to ensure happiness in the region and the world," Cambodia's Police General Neth Savoeun said in his welcome speech.

Source: Xinhua


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