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China, India agree on closer security cooperation

Updated: Nov 20,2015 9:53 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Guo Shengkun (R), who is also public security minister, shakes hands with India Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh in Beijing, China, Nov 19. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China is willing to set up a high-level meeting mechanism with India on security to further promote security and law enforcement cooperation, State Councilor Guo Shengkun said on Nov 19.

Guo, who is also public security minister, made the remarks during talks with India Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, who is the first Indian home minister to visit China in ten years.

Guo said the rapid development of China-India relations has brought up new demands for cooperation on security and law enforcement.

“The China Public Security Ministry is willing to work with the India Ministry of Home Affairs to set up a high-level meeting mechanism in accordance with the strategic plans agreed by leaders of both countries,” said Guo.

He called on both sides to strengthen exchanges at various levels, forge ahead with counterterrorism and drug-control cooperation, effectively address common challenges and maintain regional and international peace and stability to create sound environment for bilateral cooperation.

Singh said India was ready to enhance security cooperation with China to lift bilateral ties to new heights.

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