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Xi says international community must cooperate on global security

Updated: Sep 27,2017 7:58 AM     Xinhua

President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 86th Interpol General Assembly in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 26, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China hopes to work closely with countries and international organizations on global security, and jointly build universal security for humankind, President Xi Jinping said on Sept 26.

Xi made the remarks in Beijing while addressing the opening ceremony of the 86th Interpol General Assembly.

He spoke highly of Interpol’s important role in global law enforcement, security cooperation and combating crimes.

Since becoming a member state of Interpol in 1984, China has been committed to developing cooperation with Interpol and other member states, and contributed to maintaining world security and stability, Xi said.

In order to beef up global law enforcement and security cooperation, Xi proposed enhanced reform and innovation, sticking to the rule of law and mutual benefits.

“Countries should adopt a concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and jointly respond to security challenges,” he said.

Xi asked to promote global security governance in a more fair, reasonable and effective way.

“Countries and intergovernmental organizations should shoulder the main responsibilities of security governance, while nongovernmental organizations, multinationals and civil society are encouraged to jointly work for it,” he said.

He called on countries to adhere to the UN Charter and Interpol regulations, seriously fulfill conventions against transnational crimes and corruption, and improve relevant international regulations.

“Countries, while maintaining their own security, should take into account other countries’ security,” Xi said. He asked major countries to offer more support for underdeveloped countries and regions in security and development.

“To provide people with a safe and sound living environment is our important target,” Xi said, adding that China had made remarkable progress in combating crimes of various kinds and building crime prevention and control system.

“More and more people believe China is one of the most secure countries in the world, which is an important contribution China has made to the world,” he said. “China has actively participated in global law-enforcement cooperation and global security governance, resolutely supported international fight against terrorism, joined global cooperation in combating cyber crimes, worked with other countries in fugitive repatriation, fighting against telecoms fraud and other crimes.”

The President vowed stronger support for Interpol in the five years to come to raise its global influence and leadership.

President Xi Jinping poses for photos with members of the Executive Committee and Secretary General of Interpol before the opening ceremony of the 86th Interpol General Assembly in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 26, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Meng Hongwei, Interpol president and vice-minister of public security in China, presided over the opening ceremony.

Participants from 158 countries and regions gathered in Beijing for the conference, which lasts from Sept 26 to Sept 29.

Now headquartered in Lyon in France, Interpol is the world’s second largest international organization, after the United Nations, with 190 members.