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China, India vow to fight terror, transnational crime

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 November 2015, 19:28 IST

China and India today vowed to deepen cooperation in combating terrorism and fighting transnational crime as Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with a top Communist Party official here.

Singh, who arrived here on Wednesday, held talks with Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on a wide range of issues.

China and India should enhance cooperation to combat terrorism and fight transnational crime, Meng said during his meeting with Singh.

China and India should also coordinate to improve border entry and exit administration to facilitate people's travel and promote stability in the region, Meng was quoted by the state-run Xinhua news agency as saying.

Singh said his ministry is willing to deepen cooperation with Chinese law enforcers to strengthen bilateral relations.

Singh is the first Indian Home Minister to visit China in a decade. Shivraj Patil was the last Home Minister who had visited China in 2005.

His visit comes in the backdrop of steady improvement of relations between the two countries while streamlining mechanisms to address the vexed border dispute.

Singh would travel to the eastern metropolis of Shanghai tomorrow where he would meet the top CPC and security officials and address a meeting of the Indian Association of Shanghai.

-PTI

First published: 20 November 2015, 19:28 IST
 
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