China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Wednesday and the two sides agreed to enhnce security cooperation.
"China-Russia relations have maintained good momentum of development with joint efforts from both sides," Meng said. "China is willing to work with Russia to positively fulfill the agreements reached by the two countries' leaders, and comprehensively strengthen law-enforcement and security cooperation as well as cooperation in other fields."
Meng pointed out that China-Russia law-enforcement cooperation and security cooperation are important components of the two countries' strategic partnership of cooperation.
He noted that law-enforcement and security departments of the two countries have maintained good communication, close contact and comprehensive cooperation and achieved good results.
He said China hopes the two sides will improve the cooperation mechanism in striking the "three evil forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism.
While cracking down on illegal immigration, the two sides should further facilitate personnel exchanges, strengthen security cooperation in large-scale events, and promote professional law-enforcement training so as to jointly safeguard the security and stability of the two countries and the region, he added.
Patrushev said Russia attaches great importance to law-enforcement cooperation with China and is ready to enhance communication and coordination with China within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other mechanisms.