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Foreign Cooperation Agreed on Olympics Security
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China has agreed to cooperate with other countries and Interpol regarding security issues during the Beijing Olympics according to a joint declaration issued in conjunction with foreign security organizations on Tuesday.

The declaration vowed to strengthen communication and enhance cooperation to ensure a safe and harmonious Olympic Games in Beijing.

The declaration was made at the closing of the International Conference on Security Cooperation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics organized by China's Ministry of Public Security and the Organizing Committee for the Beijing Olympic Games.

Representatives of law enforcement organizations from 32 countries and regions and officials from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization agreed to the declaration.

It stated that in order to create a favorable security environment for the Olympics, all parties would strengthen international anti-terrorism cooperative efforts to prevent and combat sabotage of the Olympic Games.

The parties would also support China in taking measures to strengthen border control, entry and exit management. They would scrupulously prevent the illegal entry of members of terrorist organizations and weapons, ammunition, explosives and nuclear, biochemical and radiological substances.

The parties would assist China in checking personnel, intelligence and conducting investigations and evidence gathering so as to jointly combat violent and terrorist activities.

The parties would also strengthen intelligence collection and risk evaluation. They would conduct in-depth analysis regarding the international security situation and put forward security requirements for specific delegations during the Olympic Games, the statement said.

The law enforcement organizations of the countries and cities hosting the Olympic Torch Relay will take all necessary security measures to jointly ensure the smooth progression of the Torch Relay.

The parties also agreed to share successful experiences in preventing and handling emergencies. They agreed to exchange substantial regulations and practices, such as law enforcement policies, force deployment, quick reaction, field control, traffic management, emergency rescue, and public opinion guidance.

(Xinhua News Agency September 12, 2007)

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