Vietnamese and Cambodian policemen are mulling over agreements on criminal justice support and extradition to create a full-fledged legal foundation for their cooperation in fighting crime. In a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on October 29, they assessed their achievements in the fight against cross-border crime and identified specific areas that need further cooperation in future. Minister of Public Security Le Hong Anh praised close and effective cooperation between Vietnamese and Cambodian police in fighting criminals and maintaining social order and safety. He expressed his hope that the two sides would cooperate more closely and effectively in the coming time. Addressing the meeting, State Secretary of the Cambodian Ministry of the Interior Em Sam An admitted that transnational crimes have had an adverse impact on security in localities along both nations’ borders. He underscored the urgent need to beef up bilateral cooperation in maintaining social order and security in the two countries. The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security underscored orientations for cooperation with the Cambodian National Police in the 2009-2010 period, including the sharing of information on transnational crime, and addressing issues arising from the two countries’ law enforcement. It also proposed that Vietnamese police help organize anti-crime training courses for their Cambodian colleagues. The Vietnamese side proposed flexible and effective cooperation at all levels, particularly in border areas, to tackle complicated issues concerning national security and social order. The Vietnamese ministry also suggested the opening of police liaison offices in the other country to boost bilateral cooperation.