SINGAPORE, September 24. /TASS/. The security services of Malaysia and China will work together to monitor the activities of militants in the region and to prevent establishment in Southeast Asia of terrorist bases. The statement of the Minister of defence Malaysia Hishamuddin Hussein publishes a Sunday newspaper New Straits Times.

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According to him, both countries intend to reduce the influence of extremists in the region, especially given the failure of terrorists in Iraq and Syria. “If you allow the group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) to create a base in Southeast Asia, it will become a threat to the security and stability not only of the region but also the neighboring countries, including China,” said the Minister, who on Saturday arrived on a working visit to Beijing.

He also noted that he intends to discuss the joint fight against terrorism with its partners in China . In addition, the Minister of defence expects to raise issues of military-technical cooperation between the two countries, including construction for the Malaysian coast guard ships, the completion of which is scheduled for October 2019.