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ASEAN security chiefs and Eriko Yamatani, Japanese Cabinet Minister and Head of the National Public Safety Commission, held talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 1 regarding boosting collaboration in coping with terrorism and cyber crime.

According to a joint statement, the two sides calls for strengthened anti-terrorism capacity through dialogues and information and knowledge sharing.

They noted that cyber crime, which is becoming increasingly sophisticated and complicated, poses a grave and imminent threat to the region.

They also hoped that the ASEAN-Japan Cyber Crime Dialogue launched in 2014 would become a foundation for cooperation between the group’s members and Japan in the field.

Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed, who presided over the talks, said an ASEAN-Japan dialogue on terrorism and cyber crime will take place in Kuala Lumpur in the first quarter of 2016.

He proposed that the Japanese side give technical and financial support to Malaysia’s law enforcement agencies such as the police and National Security Council. Meanwhile, Malaysia can assist Japan in tackling Islamic extremism, he said.

The talks were among activities held on the sidelines of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime that opened on September 29 with the participation of dialogue partners including China and the Republic of Korea.-VNA