Meng Jianzhu (R), head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with an Indian delegation led by R.N. Ravi, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee of India, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 27, 2016. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China and India on Tuesday held their first dialogue on counterterrorism and security.
The two sides exchanged opinions on the international and regional security situation and their respective anti-terrorism systems, mechanisms and legislation.
They also reached consensus on measures to strengthen cooperation and to jointly deal with security threats, according to a document issued after the meeting.
The dialogue was jointly chaired by Wang Yongqing, secretary-general of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and R.N. Ravi, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee of India.
In his talks with Ravi, Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, commended stable progress in Sino-Indian ties.
He said terrorism is a common enemy of the global community, adding that strengthened counterterrorism cooperation between China and India was conducive to the interests of the people of both countries.
He voiced hope that the two sides could put to action counterterrorism collaboration and protect regional security and that of the two countries.
Ravi, for his part, said India was willing to step up communication and cooperation with China in the field of counterterrorism, so that the two sides could work together via unity and solidarity.