|Meng Jianzhu (R), a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev attend the first meeting of a cooperative mechanism on security and law enforcement between China and Russia, in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2014. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia held their first meeting of institutionalized cooperation in law enforcement and security in Beijing on Thursday morning.
The meeting was attended by Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
The cooperation mechanism on law enforcement and security is "an important step" to implement the consensus between the two heads of state, said Meng, also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
Law enforcement, security and judicial departments in both countries should have more efficient and practical cooperation, work together to address threats and challenges, and enrich the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, he said.
Russia is willing to work with China to implement the leaders' consensus and contribute more to the security and development of the two countries, Patrushev said.
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