China's top judge Xiao Yang met in Shanghai Wednesday with the presidents of the Supreme Courts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) members, in Shanghai, who are to attend the first SCO supreme court presidents conference held from September 20 to 22.
Xiao, president of the Chinese Supreme People's Court, exchanged views with the guests on issues including closer judicial cooperation among SCO members, ways to improve the legal environment of regional economic exchanges and ways to safeguard regional peace and security.
Xiao met the presidents of the supreme courts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Union, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The president of the supreme court of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan will arrive later.
Major topics for the meeting include the establishment of a cooperation mechanism to deal with cross border crime and measures to strengthen judicial cooperation in the fight against the "three evil forces" of terrorism, extremism and separatism.
(Xinhua News Agency September 21, 2006)