China and Kazakhstan agreed in Astana Wednesday to enhance a joint effort to crack down on the "three evil forces" to safeguard regional security.
In a joint communique signed by visiting Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the two leaders said, by abiding by the Shanghai pact on battling terrorism, separatism and extremism signed on June 15, 2001 and the China-Kazakhstan treaty of cooperation on fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism signed on December 23, 2002, the two countries will strengthen their coordination and cooperation in security and law enforcement forces.
The two countries would also continue taking forceful steps in the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to combat the "three evil forces".
The Kazakh side reiterated that it adheres to the one-China principle, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of China. Kazakhstan opposes any attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" and opposes "Taiwan independence".
At the invitation of Nazarbayev, the Chinese vice president arrived in the Kazahk capital on Monday for a four-day official visit to Kazakhstan.