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China, Kyrgyzstan to strengthen cooperation in border affairs

Updated: Apr 14,2017 9:29 AM     Xinhua

BISHKEK — China and Kyrgyzstan vowed to strengthen cooperation and coordination in border affairs as a Chinese delegation concluded a three-day visit here, the Kyrgyz Border Service (KBS) announced April 13.

The delegation of the Border Defense Department of the Ministry of Public Security visited neighboring Kyrgyzstan’s Border Service between April 10 and April 13, during which the heads of the two agencies discussed border security issues.

The two sides acknowledged the fruitful work in the field of combating transnational crime and in ensuring security and stability along the two countries’ borders.

They agreed to enhance inter-agency communications, conduct regular analysis of the situation in the border areas, share information and experience, and continue joint patrolling along the borders.

In addition, they also stressed the need for conducting joint anti-terrorism exercises, with the Chinese side proposing cooperation in personnel training as well as providing military and technical assistance to the KBS.

The two sides inked an agreement on Chinese provision of technical support to the KBS worth 1 million yuan ($161,048).