Ambassador Glyn Davies emphasized the importance of strengthening legal cooperation among ASEAN countries at the UNODC Regional Conference on Improving Cross-Border Criminal Justice Cooperation on March 22. Ambassador Davies praised the work of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol and her efforts to advance the cause of enhanced regional cooperation in the criminal justice sector in her new capacity as the UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia. He also emphasized it is more important than ever to strengthen the ability of countries in the region to combat transnational crime. The conference, which included representatives from ASEAN countries, focused on ways to improve the management and processing of incoming and outgoing mutual legal assistance requests in criminal matters in the ASEAN region.
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