Reuters - Mon Nov 17, 2014
|Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu (C) speaks to reporters as Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik (L) looks on, after arriving at a military base in Rawalpindi September 26, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Mian Khursheed|
China's domestic security chief has visited Iran to push for greater cooperation in the fight against terror, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as Beijing seeks allies in its efforts to maintain stability in Xinjiang.
Beijing says it faces a threat from militant Islamists in its far western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds have died in unrest in the past two years or so, and has repeatedly pushed for greater regional efforts to tackle the problem.
Meng Jianzhu, who leads China's anti-terror efforts, met with several senior officials while in Tehran, including Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazl on his Nov. 15-17 trip, the ministry said.