Chinese and Mongolian leaders have pledged to step up bilateral cooperation in law enforcement and security.
In his meeting with Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj here Thursday, Chinese State Councilor Meng Jianzhu said China was willing to work with Mongolia to deepen cooperation in law enforcement and security areas to create a friendly environment for the development of the recently established China-Mongolia strategic partnership.
Cooperation in law enforcement and security was important for safeguarding the two countries’ common interests and ensuring the long-lasting sound and steady development of bilateral ties, Meng said.
In recent years, China and Mongolia faced threats such as cross-border crime and “the three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism and extremism. Safeguarding peace, harmony, stability and tranquility was in the common interest of the two countries and the common responsibility they should shoulder, Meng said.
As important neighbors and cooperative partners, Meng said, China and Mongolia had made great progress in communication and cooperation in a variety of areas, with frequent high-level exchanges and enhanced political mutual trust.
China was willing to work with Mongolia to advance their strategic partnership by strengthening political communication and strategic trust, deepening cooperation in economy and trade, consolidating public opinion and enhancing coordination and mutual support in international and regional affairs, Meng said.
Elbegdorj said Mongolia and China were good neighbors with adjoining mountains and rivers. The Mongolian government and people sincerely welcomed China’s great achievements and increasing international reputation.
He also said the strategic partnership had great significance for Mongolia and China. Mongolia would actively implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, consistently deepen mutual trust and make unremitting efforts for both countries’ common prosperity.
Meng started his official visit to Mongolia on Wednesday.