Myanmar, Vietnam vow to promote security cooperation

Myanmar and Vietnam have vowed to promote security cooperation between the two countries, media reports said on Tuesday.

Updated: Oct 15, 2013, 11:46 AM IST

Naypyidaw: Myanmar and Vietnam have vowed to promote security cooperation between the two countries, media reports said on Tuesday.

The pledge was made by Myanmar`s Minister of Home Affairs Lt Gen Ko Ko and visiting Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Gen. Tran Dai Quang at the first ministerial meeting of the two countries on combating transnational crime and security matters held in Naypyidaw, reported Xinhua quoting the New Light of Myanmar.

Matters related to anti-narcotics, anti-terrorism, preventive measures against poisonous materials, trafficking of women and children and money laundering were discussed in the meeting.

Meanwhile, according to Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar and Vietnam signed a visa exemption agreement for ordinary passport holders which grants exemption for entry, exit and transit visas up to 14 days of stay in each other`s territories, beyond which a formal visa is required.

The exemption will take effect from Oct 26.

IANS