Speaking at the event, Lt. Gen. Le Duc Thai affirmed that the cooperative relation between the Vietnamese border guard force and Australian functional forces, including the border force, has developed increasingly and obtained fruitful outcomes in the fields of exit and entry management, maritime security, migrant smuggling's countering; and personnel training.

Lt. Gen. Le Duc Thai at the talks

For his part, Commissioner of the Australian Border Force Michael Outram expressed his delight at the positive development of the coordination between the two forces, stressing that both sides have seen huge potential for stronger cooperation in training and information sharing; illegal migration prevention and combat, and exit and entry management, to name but a few.

Regarding cooperative orientations in the time to come, the two sides agreed to intensify coordination in exchanging and sharing information related to transnational organized crime, exchanging high-level delegations, organizing field trip, and sharing experience in border management and exit and entry control.

Commissioner of the Australian Border Force Michael Outram attends the event.

Meanwhile, they will boost cooperation in community communication work to raise awareness of people in border areas, especially those in maritime ones, of the risks and consequences of illegal migration to Australia.

The Australian side will continue to team up with the Vietnam Border Guard Command to organize training courses to improve the capability of exit and entry control and crime prevention and combat while supporting the Vietnamese side in training English for border troops on duty at border gates and borderline.

An overview of the talks
Lt. Gen. Le Duc Thai and Michael Outram sign the MoU.

Concluding the talks, Lt. Gen. Le Duc Thai and Commissioner Michael Outram signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate cooperation and mutual support between the Vietnam Border Guard Command and the Australian Border Force.

Translated by Quynh Oanh