Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (R) meets with Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and special envoy of Chinese President Xi, in Yerevan, Armenia, May 21, 2016. (Photo: Xinhua/Li Ming)
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and China's top security official Meng Jianzhu on Saturday discussed how to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in the field of law enforcement and security.
Meng, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said since the two countries established their diplomatic relations, their ties have seen a stable and robust development.
Meng noted that during his visit to China in 2015, Sargsyan reached important consensus with Xi on deepening bilateral pragmatic cooperation, giving a vigorous impetus to bilateral relations.
Meng said China is glad to see the consensus is now being translated into tangible results.
Given the complicated and rapidly changing situation both in the region and in the world, China and Armenia should cooperate more closely so as to deal with the challenges they are facing, Meng said, adding that China stands ready to strengthen anti-terror as well as law enforcement and security cooperation with Armenia.
Sargsyan said China is an important political and trading partner and that Armenia-China ties are a priority of his country's foreign policy.
He said the frequent exchanges of high-level visits between the two sides have played a key role in promoting bilateral ties, adding that Armenia is willing to deepen law enforcement and counter-terrorism cooperation with China.
During his two-day stay, Meng also met with top security officials of Armenia.