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China to enhance cooperation with US in cyber security

Updated: Dec 3,2015 4:49 PM     Xinhua

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 — China is ready to work with the United States to carry out the consensus reached between top leaders of the two countries regarding cyber security, visiting State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun said in Washington on Dec 2.

He made the remarks during a meeting with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

Following his historic state visit to the United States in September, President Xi Jinping met with his US counterpart Barack Obama again on the sidelines of the Paris climate conference, with both leaders agreeing to strengthen cooperation in cyber security, Guo noted.

With efforts by both sides, the first China-US ministerial dialogue on fighting cyber crimes has yielded fruitful results, he said.

China is ready to implement actions following the dialogue and make cyber security cooperation a new highlight of China-US relations, Guo said.

For her part, Rice said it is of vital importance to comprehensively implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state on cyber security.

She also urged the two sides to further strengthen communication over cyber security issues, expand practical cooperation, reduce frictions so as to contribute to the sustained development of bilateral ties.

The two sides also exchanged views on various issues of common concern, including fighting terrorism.

Guo left Beijing for the United States on Nov 29. During his stay in Washington, he also met with US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey.