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China, Belarus eye closer military, public security cooperation

Updated: Apr 9,2015 7:42 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor and Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun (R) meets with Belarus’ Security Council State Secretary Alexander Mezhuev in Beijing, capital of China, April 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Senior Chinese military and public security officials met with visiting Belarus’ Security Council Secretary Alexander Mezhuev on April 8.

Hailing the profound friendship between China and Belarus, Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of China’s central military commission, said since the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership, the two countries have deepened mutual trust and seen more substantial exchanges and cooperation between armed forces.

Mezhuev thanked China for helping Belarus in economic development and the building of its armed forces, hoping that the two countries would continue to support each other and strengthen practical cooperation in various areas such as personnel training and joint drills.

Guo Shengkun, Chinese state councilor and public security minister, called on the two sides to jointly fight against the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism and extremism as well as drug crime, so as to safeguard security and stability in the two countries and in the region.

Commenting that Belarus attaches great importance to working with Chinese public security ministry in law enforcement, Mezhuev pledged to further expand cooperation areas.