Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday met with a South Korean delegation to discuss enhancing cooperation in the fields of public administration and security.
Ministry spokesman Phat Sophanith said Mr Kheng yesterday met with Lim Jung-Taek, director-general of South Korea’s International Administrative Cooperative.
He added that Mr Kheng at the meeting touted the ongoing cooperation between the Kingdom’s Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea.
“Through the multiple agreements and MoUs, Minister Kheng acknowledged the support that South Korea has provided to Cambodia, especially in the field of human resources training,” Mr Sophanith said.
He added that during the meeting, Mr Kheng reiterated a request to National Korea Police commissioner General Min Gap Ryong to assist with some technical equipment for traffic management, a request he had first made during a visit to South Korea in May.
He said Mr Kheng also asked the NKP to train the Cambodian police in combating terrorism, cybercrime, cross-border crime and drug trafficking, as well as in protest management.
“Minister Kheng said he hopes Cambodian and South Korean police will continue their cooperation and exchange experience in security and safety management,” Mr Sophanith said.
Mr Sophanith added that Mr Kheng told the South Korean delegation that the ministry has now put a lot of effort in setting up sufficient mechanism of a one-window service to deliver effective public service to people.
Mr Sophanith said Mr Jong-Taek expressed his commitment to support the continuation of cooperation with Cambodia in administrative systems and security.
“During the meeting, Mr Jong-Taek has pledged to Mr Kheng that South Korea will continue implementing existing agreements between both countries and strive to enhance more cooperation, particularly in the security sector,” he said.
Mr Sophanith said Mr Jong-Taek yesterday invited Mr Kheng to attend the third ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit to be held this November in Busan.
“Mr Jong-Taek said the summit focuses on three main areas including the participation of people in public service, e-government administration, and capacity building of sub-national administration,” Mr Sophanith said.