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This week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Vietnam Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang to discuss a range of global security-related priorities, and expanding homeland security cooperation between the United States and Vietnam. Secretary Johnson and Minister Quang discussed law enforcement cooperation, information sharing, transnational threats, maritime security collaboration, and cybersecurity.
During the meeting, Secretary Johnson and Minister Quang discussed the potential for expanding joint approaches to address transnational crime, especially in combating human trafficking, protection of intellectual property rights, combating illicit finance, and bolstering cooperation in cyber investigations. Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh and DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin were also in attendance.
Minister Quang is visiting the United States as part of high-level exchanges and enhanced collaboration that mark the July 2015 20th Anniversary of the resumption of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations. The visit is an important step in implementation of the July 2013 agreement between President Obama and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang to establish a new comprehensive partnership.