China, Myanmar to strengthen cooperation in combating telecommunications fraud
Published: Nov 01, 2023 01:59 AM
Ruili port in Southwest China's Yunnan Province links the country with Myanmar. Photo: VCG

Ruili port in Southwest China's Yunnan Province links the country with Myanmar. Photo: VCG

China and Myanmar will strengthen cooperation in combating telecommunications fraud, online gambling and terrorism, as well as drug control measures, so as to safeguard security and interests of both countries, said Wang Xiaohong, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, when meeting with Myanmar's Chairman of the State Administration Council Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.

Wang stated that China and Myanmar are close neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, and share a profound "Paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship, and bilateral relations have embarked on a new era of building a community with a shared future, according to a report from the Xinhua News Agency.

China is willing to work with Myanmar to carry forward the traditional friendship, accelerate the advancement of key Belt and Road projects and deepen law enforcement and security cooperation, Wang said.

The law enforcement and security departments of both countries will strengthen cooperation in combating telecom fraud and online gambling, counter-terrorism, drug control, law enforcement in the Mekong River region, and security of major projects, in order to safeguard the security and development interests of both countries.

Min Aung Hlaing said that Myanmar is willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in various fields, protecting the safety of Chinese citizens and projects in Myanmar, jointly building a community of shared future between Myanmar and China.

During the visit, Wang and Myanmar Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Yar Pyae co-chaired the seventh China-Myanmar ministerial meeting on law enforcement and security cooperation and signed the meeting minutes.

On October 14, 2,349 Chinese suspects of telecom scam were handed over to Chinese authorities, following the joint efforts between the public security department of Pu'er in Southwest China's Yunnan and law enforcement authorities in Myanmar. This marked the largest single transfer of suspects since the launch of a crackdown on telecom fraud in northern Myanmar.

Global Times