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Patrushev met China’s Chen, discussed security services’ ties

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Politburo member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Chen Wenqing discussed strengthening ties between the two countries’ intelligence services and law enforcement agencies at talks on Tuesday, Russian media reported.

Patrushev and Chen, a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo in charge of security and law enforcement, met in St. Petersburg on the sidelines of an international conference of intelligence chiefs.

The head of Iran’s National Security Council, Ali Akbar Ahmadian, also arrived in St. Petersburg for the conference and is due to hold talks with Patrushev as well as representatives of Brazil, South Africa, China, India and Iraq, TASS reported citing the Iranian embassy in Moscow.

The press service of the Russian Security Council said:

“Issues of further strengthening cooperation between law enforcement agencies and special services of the two countries were discussed. There was an exchange of views on some issues on the international agenda.”

During the talks, Patrushev noted that establishing trusting relations at the highest level plays a special role in strengthening the partnership between the two countries. At the meeting with Chen, Patrushev said:

“The partnership between Russia and China is a model of interaction between major powers in the modern world, built on the principles of mutual respect and equality, deep trust, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.”

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