Cambodia successfully hosted the 40th ASEAN National Police (ASEANAPOL) Conference and associated events over March 1-5, where member countries, dialogue partners and observers came together in a show of the “spirit of cooperation”.
The 40th ASEANAPOL Conference – held from March 2-4 – and linked events aimed to strengthen the maintenance of social peace and stability through experience exchanges and the sharing of comprehensive strategic recommendations concerning operations in the fight against of transnational crimes of all sorts.
National Police chief and 40th ASEANAPOL Conference chairman General Neth Savoeun presided over the closing ceremony of the conference on March 4, which was held under the theme “Promoting Harmonisation, Sustainable Peace and Stability”.
A joint signing ceremony was held as part of the conference, where General Savoeun handed over the insignia of the conference to Lao National Police chief Brigadier General Khamking Phuilamanivong for the 41st edition.
General Savoeun voiced gratitude and appreciation to the organising committee for the successful conference, highlighting the “fruitful results” chalked up over the five days.
“Through strategies and a joint statement signed recently, we have launched action plans, along with an optimistic close cooperation plan between ASEANAPOL members and partner countries,” he said.
He expressed optimism that ASEAN forces would do great work and lead the region to new achievements, and above all, create a harmonious environment for the bloc to more effectively move towards peace, stability, security and unity.
Brigadier General Khamking said he was pleased to host the 41th ASEANAPOL Conference, after Cambodia, and praised the Cambodian National Police for successfully hosting this year’s conference.
He underscored that the “warm hospitality” of the Cambodian National Police, which he said made ASEANAPOL member countries “happy” and led the conference to great success, notching up a number of accomplishments to further strengthen cooperation between ASEAN’s National Police forces.
This, he said, included discussions and the adoption of key themes, with the aim of strengthening cooperation, along with knowledge and experience sharing, among partners and other countries to combat transnational crime.
Brigadier General Khamking went on to say that the 40th ASEANAPOL Conference showcased the “spirit of cooperation” between member states, dialogue partners and observers, which he said strengthens social stability.
The Lao National Police looks forward to warmly welcoming ASEANAPOL members at the 41st conference in Laos, to further strengthen cooperation, he said.