1 Dec 2017 14:44

China proposes SCO RATS create center to counter threats, challenges - Li Keqiang

SOCHI. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Chinese State Council Premier Li Keqiang has proposed that a center be created at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)'s Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS) to counter threats and challenges.

"It is important to fight every type of terrorism. It is also important to implement efficient measures for countering threats posed by terrorists and terror attacks. Therefore, we propose that a center be established on the basis of RATS to counter threats and challenges," Li said at a meeting of the SCO prime ministers on Friday.

He called for deeper cooperation in information exchange, the training of personnel, and the provision of security at major events.

"We are ready to draw up a regional security plan and increase anti-terrorism potential together with all of our partners," Li said.