Cambodia hosts ASEAN police conference

14:01, May 25, 2010      

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The 30th ASEANAPOL (Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of National Police) conference opened here Tuesday to further strengthen cooperation and mutual assistance among the police forces of the ASEAN member countries and the dialogue partners.

The official opening ceremony was held under the presidency of Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.

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 attended 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.

It will also focus on the progress of the Electronic ASEANAPOL Database System (e-ADS), and adopt the joint statement.

"The annual ASEANAPOL is a good opportunity for us to review the previous year cooperation and to exchange ideas, experience and discussed 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 at his welcome speech.

During their stay in the kingdom, the ASEANAPOL delegations will be received by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. A round of golf will also be organized to show the good cooperation among the police forces in ASEANAPOL as well as with those of the partner countries.

Source: Xinhua


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