Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun on Wednesday met with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.
During his meeting with Lynch, Guo noted that China-U.S. cooperation in law enforcement has developed steadily.
Guo urged the two sides to act from a strategic height and with a long-term perspective, maintain high-level contacts, respect the each other’s interests and concerns, properly manage differences, enhance cooperation in areas such as the fight against transnational crimes, terrorism, and criminal chasing and anti-drug campaigns, and establish sustainable cooperation in law enforcement.
Lynch said it is in the common interests of both sides to enhance cooperation in law enforcement. She pledged that the United States would work with China to enhance cooperation with the focus on cybersecurity and ensure a smooth transition of the bilateral relations in law enforcement cooperation into the next U.S. government.
During his meeting with Johnson, Guo noted that both Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, highly value China-U.S. cooperation in law enforcement and reached crucial agreements with regard to cybersecurity and other law enforcement cooperation.
Guo urged the two sides to maintain ministerial-level dialogues and ensure a smooth transition in China-U.S. cooperation in law enforcement into the upcoming U.S. government.
Johnson noted that the U.S. side would work to promote the continuation of the ministerial dialogue mechanism between the Chinese Ministry of Public Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and broaden areas of cooperation. Enditem