Police chief opens ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime

Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo officially kicked off the Eighth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) here on Tuesday.

Indonesia was committed to forging cooperation with other countries in tackling transnational crimes, the police chief said.

"This is Indonesia`s commitment to continuously forging cooperation with other countries to create security and stability in the world, because combating transnational crime is important in order to maintain peace and prevent crime," he said.

General Timur said the ASEAN meeting would focus on discussing ASEAN`s joint measures in combating transnational crime including terrorism and cyber crime.

We are going to hold talks with China, Japan and South Korea to exchange views on transnational crime and to strengthen cooperation," he said.

The ASEAN meeting will also discuss about human trafficking.

"Combating human trafficking needs a commitment because this problem is not merely a crime but also concerns human rights," he said.

Indonesia also encouraged other ASEAN member countries to strive for "Drug-Free ASEAN 2015" together with China.

"We hope China, Japan and South Korea which are advanced in technology, could transfer their technology to ASEAN member nations in order to realize `Drug-Free ASEAN 2015`," he said.

In the fifth session of the AMMTC plus three - China, Japan and South Korea, ASEAN and China will talk about non-traditional security issues.

The Third Session of AMMTC and China will be organized in Laos in 2013.

(SYS/F001)

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