China, Serbia vow more cooperation on security

Huang Panyue

BELGRADE, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China and Serbia on Monday agreed to have more cooperation in fighting organized crime and terrorism by using modern technology.

This came after a meeting between Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and Meng Jianzhu, 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.

Stefanovic told a joint press conference after the meeting that Serbia was ready to cooperate with China in order to strengthen the public security of the two countries.

"This will enable us to exchange information about those that could endanger the security of our two countries, and to decisively oppose potential terrorism, extremism, and those who think that our countries could be easy targets for such activities," Stefanovic said.

Several months ago, Serbia's interior ministry began cooperation with Chinese telecommunications company Huawei on a project called "Safe City".

It enables Serbian police to better fight organized crime "by improving our system of cameras and software, and to use this advanced technology to become more efficient in the prevention of various criminal activities", according to Stefanovic.

Meanwhile, Meng said the law enforcement and security authorities of the two countries would continue to work together to provide safer environments for their citizens.

"We agree to undertake strong measures to tackle organized and cross-border crime," Meng said. "Terrorism is a threat and an enemy to the whole world and we will fight against it together."


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