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China, Myanmar vow to strengthen law enforcement, security cooperation

Updated: Sep 28,2016 9:05 PM     Xinhua

NAY PYI TAW — China and Myanmar have vowed to strengthen law enforcement and security cooperation.

The 5th meeting of Law Enforcement and Security Cooperation was held in Nay Pyi Taw on Sept 27, co-chaired by visiting State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun and Myanmar Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe.

Stressing the importance of law enforcement and security cooperation in China-Myanmar neighborly and friendly cooperation, Guo pointed out that since the establishment of the mechanism of the two countries’ law enforcement and security cooperation meeting in 2005, it has made rich achievement, pushing the all-sided pragmatic cooperation of the law enforcement departments between the two countries and added new connotation to the bilateral ties.

Guo said that strengthening the law enforcement cooperation conforms to the common interest of the two countries and the two peoples, calling on the two sides to maintain close link, enhance mutual trust and continuously push the cooperative innovation and implementation of the outcome, as well as to keep such cooperation vigorous.

He called for deepening pragmatic cooperation in various fields including anti-drug, anti-terrorism and border administration and security in major projects among others to safeguard the security and stability in the two countries and border areas.

He also urged for deepening patrolling in law enforcement in the Mekong River under multilateral framework for cooperation to jointly raise the capability of dealing with regional cross-border crimes and terrorism through enhancing bilateral exchange and training of security and police members.

Kyaw Swe expressed Myanmar’s wishes to work with China to improve the cooperation mechanism and communicate closely with each other on law enforcement and security issues, to strengthen and safeguard border stability and crack down on various crimes, bringing well-being to the two peoples.

Guo and Kyaw Swe signed the minutes of the meeting and witnessed the signing of relevant documents of cooperation.

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