15 Nov 2018 14:52

Russia, China determine areas for cooperation between security services - Russian Security Council

MOSCOW. Nov 15 (Interfax-AVN) - Areas for cooperation between security services have been determined at Russian-Chinese security consultations, the press service of the Russian Security Council said in a statement on Thursday.

"The sides discussed a broad range of issues of mutual interest and reviewed the current state of cooperation between relevant agencies. They also identified areas for further cooperation between Russian and Chinese law enforcement and security services, including in the fight against terrorism," the statement said.

The talks involved Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Guo Shengkun, a Politburo member and the secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China, it said.

"Contacts maintained by prosecution services in multilateral and bilateral formats were discussed. The sides also touched on cooperation in the provision of international information security," the statement said.

The situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia was discussed, it said.