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2 Nov, 2011

Mekong security agreement reached – People’s Daily Online

BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhuanet) — Four countries, including China, have agreed joint security operations on the Mekong River where 13 Chinese sailors were murdered last month. Officials from China, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos vowed to boost law enforcement on the river, according to a statement released after a meeting in Beijing on Monday.

“The smuggling of drugs and weapons has been rampant on the Mekong in recent years and crimes such as blackmail and armed robbery occur frequently and endanger shipping,” the statement, released by the Ministry of Public Security, said.

via Mekong security agreement reached – People’s Daily Online.