The National Police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will sign an MoU to create a joint taskforce to combat terrorism and cross-border crimes, National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said.
National Police chief General Neth Savoeun and a delegation yesterday flew to Washington to discuss cooperation on security issues at the invitation of the FBI.
Speaking to reporters yesterday at Phnom Penh International Airport, Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said the five-day visit aims to enrich collaboration by exchanging experiences in dealing with security issues.
“We will strengthen our cooperation in combating terrorism and cross-border crimes,” he said. “Both parties will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint taskforce to prevent terrorism, transnational crime and also discuss other areas of mutual interest.”
Lt Gen Kim Khoeun noted that this is the first MoU on cooperation to be signed between the National Police, General Department of Immigration and the FBI.
“Under the agreement, training and technical equipment will be provided to the National Police to support the cooperation,” he said. “We actually have collaborated with the FBI before but on a case to case basis.”
Lt Gen Kim Khoeun stressed that both side highly value their cooperation on law enforcement to address various types of crime, including money laundering and the financing of terrorism.