Addressing the worldwide anti-terrorism cooperation convention, Dinh Viet Dung, deputy head of the Division of Homeland Safety, stated terrorists and terrorist organizations might select Vietnam both as a refuge or a transition hub for a 3rd location to evade authorities.
Secondly, the unfold of Islamic extremism, together with member recruitment, requires sponsorships and directions on making weapons and explosives additionally poses a danger for Vietnam.
“The unlawful sale, use and storage of explosive supplies and supporting instruments for explosive precursors result in the creation of trafficking routes to Vietnam. It is a chance for terrorists to ship weapons and explosives to Vietnam,” Dung stated, highlighting the third danger.
Whereas Vietnam believes it has not detected the existence of worldwide terrorist organizations within the nation, there are particular Vietnamese revolutionary organizations which can be all the time in search of methods to trigger harm. Subsequently, there’s a fourth danger of those organizations cooperating with worldwide terrorists who enter Vietnam, Dung added.
The fifth danger is of Vietnamese residents turning into worldwide terrorists, Dung stated, citing the instance Vietnamese authorities detecting three foreigners of Vietnamese origin who’d joined worldwide terrorist organizations. Such folks could also be discovered amongst those that have both returned to Vietnam or have kinfolk dwelling within the nation, he stated.
“There are tens of hundreds of Vietnamese dwelling in areas with lively terrorist organizations just like the Center East, North Africa or South Africa. There’s additionally the potential for these folks being recruited by terrorist organizations to return to Vietnam and carry out terrorist acts,” Dung stated.
The ultimate danger he talked about was that of sponsors of terrorism with ties to international organizations and people being primarily based in Vietnam.
Bevan Moroney, a consultant of the Australian Federal Police, stated that whereas Vietnam hasn’t detected the presence of worldwide terrorist organizations, anti-terrorism collaboration was obligatory, because it was the one approach to battle terrorism successfully.
Nations ought to actively share their intelligence assets, whereas not infringing on nationwide pursuits, within the effort to battle terrorism, he stated.