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China, Laos eye more cooperation in anti-terrorism and drug control

Updated: Nov 18,2016 7:39 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Guo Shengkun (R), also Chinese Public Security Minister, meets with Laos Public Security Minister Somkeo Silavong in Beijing, capital of China, Nov 17, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China’s Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun met with his Lao counterpart Somkeo Silavong on Nov 17, calling for more cooperation in counterterrorism and drug control.

“Both sides should deepen law enforcement cooperation on bilateral level and along the Mekong River, prevent and fight terrorism and drug-related transnational crimes,” Guo said.

Guo called on both sides to protect each other’s personnel, institutions and major projects and link the Belt and Road Initiative with Laos’ development strategy.

Somkeo said Laos is willing to expand law enforcement and security cooperation with China.