|The 3rd China-Cambodia Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation is held in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, Nov. 30, 2012. Cambodian and Chinese anti-drug experts met here on Friday to further enhance bilateral cooperation in combating all forms of cross-border drug offences. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
PHNOM PENH, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian and Chinese anti-drug experts met here on Friday and vowed to further enhance bilateral cooperation to combat all forms of cross-border drug offences.
Speaking at the 3rd Cambodia-China Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Cooperation, Lt. Gen. You Sunlong, secretary general of Cambodia's National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD), said the meeting was a good opportunity for both sides to discuss ways and measures to heighten the effectiveness of cooperation. "Cambodia is pleased to see good cooperation with China in combating drug" he said. "With close cooperation, we have timely prevented and cracked down on cross-border drug offences."
He believed that with the spirit of solidarity, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding, the two countries' anti-drug cooperation will be further strengthened and expanded in coming years.
Chen Xufu, deputy secretary general of China's National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC), highly valued the good cooperation between the two countries in combating drug.
He pledged to continue deepening the drug control cooperation with Cambodia and believed that the close cooperation will lead to effective and timely suppression of all forms of trans-border drug trafficking.
After the meeting, both sides agreed to enhance the drug control cooperation through exchanges of visits and information.
"Both sides agreed to take practical measures to further promote drug control cooperation in the fields of intelligence sharing, suspects arresting, and personnel training," said the agreed minutes.
Both sides also agreed to provide mutual assistance and support in drug control cooperation. In this context, the NNCC agreed to continue providing equipment and technical assistance to the NACD and supporting capacity building for Cambodian anti-drug officials in 2013.
Cambodia and China signed a memorandum of understanding on combating illicit trafficking and abuse of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals on Nov. 4, 2008.