Senior official calls for anti-terrorism cooperation within SCO

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/12/1 0:02:23

A senior Chinese official Wednesday called for prosecuting agencies of countries in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism.

Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the call at the opening ceremony of the 14th SCO attorney generals' meeting and the 2016 BRICS attorney generals' meeting both held in Sanya, Hainan Province,Wednesday.

The SCO attorney generals' meeting will look at the role of prosecuting agencies in fighting terrorism, while the BRICS meeting will focus on battling corruption-related crimes.

Meng called on prosecuting agencies of SCO member states to enhance pragmatic cooperation in anti-terrorism information, fight against cyber-terrorism and improve anti-terrorism law.

Meng also called on prosecuting agencies of BRICS countries to deepen cooperation in anti-graft information as well as hunt fugitives and their illicit gains.

The SCO is an inter-governmental organization founded in Shanghai in 2001, which includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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