• A Chinese man holds British and Chinese flags on Nov. 9, 2005, in London, England.

A Chinese man holds British and Chinese flags on Nov. 9, 2005, in London, England. (Photo : Getty Images)

China has partnered with the United Kingdom to improve cooperation in security, law enforcement and justice issues at their first high-level security dialogue held in Beijing on Monday.

Among the topics discussed by both sides include counter-terrorism, cybercrime, organized crime, illegal immigration and other security issues, according to a report from the state-owned Xinhua News Agency.

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Co-chaired by Wang Yongqing, Secretary-General of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Mark Lyall Grant, National Security Advisor to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the dialogue was an implementation of the China-U.K. joint declaration on establishing a "global comprehensive strategic partnership for the 21st century" issued in October last year.

The two countries have agreed that "in the face of ever more serious challenges for the international community in fighting terrorism," it is the best interest of both sides to develop their bilateral cooperation, Xinhua reported.

They agreed to set up mechanisms and strengthen coordination to protect the two countries' citizens, diplomatic missions, and overseas economic interests.

Both sides also agreed to "share experiences of related measures to cut off the finances of terrorist organizations and to exchange information on legislation effected and implemented," the report added.

According to a press statement on the dialogue, the two sides have agreed not to conduct or support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, trade secrets or confidential business information with the intent of providing commercial advantage.

Cooperation in fighting sexual exploitation of children online will also be strengthened through initiatives such as the WeProtect summit, the statement said.

Both parties also agreed to further cooperation in the field of law enforcement in order to "prevent and combat the use of the Internet to incite, recruit, finance and plan terrorist activities."

China and the U.K. have also discussed issues regarding mutual cooperation in drug prohibition, fighting economic crimes, pursuit of fugitives, asset recovery and return, anti-money laundering, and related crimes.

It is also agreed that both sides take forward case-by-case cooperation on extradition of criminal suspects in line with respective legal processes.