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State councilor meets US national security adviser, FBI chief

Updated: Dec 9,2016 7:07 PM     Xinhua

WASHINGTON — State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun on Dec 8 met separately with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and FBI Director James Comey.

During his meeting with Rice, Guo said Sino-US relations are at a crucial juncture and that it is in the interests of both countries for bilateral ties to transit steadily and continue to develop.

Guo said the China-US high-level dialogue on cybercrime and related issues, which was held on Dec 7 in Washington for the third time, has played an important role in promoting mutual trust, dissolving difference and accomplishing win-win cooperation between the two countries.

Guo said the Chinese government is willing to work with the US government to push forward cooperation in cybersecurity.

For her part, Rice said US-China relations are the most important relationship in the world. She expressed the hope that the two sides could work together to deepen pragmatic cooperation and carry forward bilateral ties.

During his meeting with Comey, Guo said that terrorism and cybercrime pose a threat to both countries. He expressed the hope that the two countries could build on cooperation in specific cases and work for cooperation in investigation, intelligence sharing and capacity building while bearing in mind each other’s interests, so as to protect the common interests of the two countries and peoples.

Comey said the FBI will work toward maintaining a healthy cooperative relationship with China’s Ministry of Public Security. The FBI is willing to cultivate deeper ties with the Chinese side to fight terrorism and tackle cybercrime, he said.