Chinese, Russian security heads discuss cooperation in Sochi

10:32, October 06, 2010      

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Chinese State Councilor and Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu exchanged views on security and law enforcement cooperation with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev Monday night, during a high-level international security conference in Russia's Sochi.

Meng highly commended successful bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism, transborder crime and drug trafficking.

Meng said as an important part of the Sino-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation, the security coordination of the two countries have gained new, vital improvement, but still needs to be further strengthened.

"Given the emerging global threats to security and amid increasingly open menaces coming from nontraditional crimes, efforts to strengthen Chinese-Russian cooperation in maintaining law and order, and enhancing security is becoming more and more important," Meng said.

He proposed that Russia and China continue deepening coordination and interaction, and duly implement their government's plans to fight terrorism, extremism and separatism.

The mechanism of cooperation already created must be fully used and the level of Chinese-Russian cooperation in maintaining law, order and security must be incessantly raised, he said.

"While combating illicit migration, the two countries must create an even better environment for exchanges between citizens, and encourage Chinese-Russian trade, and economic and investment cooperation in every possible way," Meng stressed.

He noted that joint efforts to maintain security are important within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Patrushev expressed his agreement with Meng's proposal and suggestion on bilateral security cooperation.

He said Russia is willing to work together with China in security sphere, to deepen coordination and interaction both bilaterally and multilaterally, so as to face together the new challenges and menaces.

Meng has attend the meeting on Oct. 5-6 in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Source: Xinhua


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