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In China, held joint Chinese-Russian anti-terrorism police exercises

A joint Sino-Russian anti-terrorist exercise Sharp Sword 2014 has begun in China. According to the Xinhua news agency, police officers from Inner Mongolia, China and the Trans-Baikal Territory of the Russian Federation, are taking part in them.

"The purpose of the exercise is the fight against terrorism in the border areas of the two countries, the illegal crossing of the state border, the smuggling of firearms, ammunition, drugs and other illegal activities, a comprehensive increase in preparedness to respond to regional security threats," the statement reads.

According to the deputy chairman of the government, the head of the public security department of the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia Ma Ming, it is necessary to gradually increase cooperation between the police of the border regions of the two countries to jointly combat cross-border crimes. “I hope that the successful conduct of the current exercises will allow both sides to achieve a new level of mutual understanding and cooperation in investigating criminal cases,” said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Trans-Baikal Territory, Police Major-General Roman Viktorovich Deyev.  

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