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Law enforcement cooperation helps defend national security of China, Malaysia: State councilor

Updated: Jun 3,2017 7:42 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Guo Shengkun praised law enforcement and security cooperation between China and Malaysia on June 2, saying it has effectively helped maintain the national security and social stability of the two countries.

Guo, who is also the minister of public security, made the remarks when he met with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and co-chaired the third joint working group meeting between Malaysia and China on combating transnational crimes.

Law enforcement and security cooperation is a noble cause benefiting the people of the two countries, Guo said, noting that deeper cooperation is needed in fighting terrorism, telecom fraud, online gambling and drug control as well as in fugitive repatriation and asset recovery.

He also suggested that the two sides strengthen cooperation in safeguarding major projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

Zahid, who is also Malaysia’s home minister, spoke highly of the effect of having such a joint working group mechanism between the two sides.

He pledged to work more closely with the Chinese side on law enforcement and security cooperation.