By Li Chen, Lin Congyi, Zhang He and Liu Hongfei
BEIJING, September 2 — The 2022 Great Wall International Counterterrorism Forum concluded on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP), the two-day forum attracted more than 170 representatives of armed police forces or such armed forces from 30 countries including China, Russia, Pakistan, Brazil and the United States. ‘Italy. Around the themes of international counter-terrorism cooperation and unmanned and smart weapons in counter-terrorism operations, participants had exchanges of views and discussions on ideas, practices and examples in the fight against terrorism. Currently, the global governance system is undergoing profound adjustments, along with the emergence of traditional and non-traditional security threats and the increase of unstable and uncertain factors. In the face of a world haunted by the covid-19 pandemic, the successful holding of this forum underscores China‘s willingness and determination to work with its international counterparts to address emerging terrorist threats. While equipment unmanned and intelligent technologies associated with artificial intelligence are implemented, the fight against terrorism is transformed into speed. During a discussion on the special topic of “the application of an unmanned and intelligent weapons platform in counter-terrorism operations under different circumstances”, the unit’s senior colonel Qu Liangfeng of the Chinese PAP’s Snow Leopard commando, presented the innovative development that the Chinese armed police units have made in the application of unmanned and intelligent weapons to counter-terrorism operations. The use of vehicles unmanned armored vehicles (UAVs) in counter-terrorism operations is a rather new counter-terrorism method in the world, and the Chinese side’s sharing with us is highly appreciated, said Senior Colonel Prathai Chongsakul, Attaché defense and the army. at the Thai Embassy in China. He said that the forum provides an opportunity for militaries from different countries to collectively discuss and study the application of drones as a new tool in counter-terrorism operations. During the forum, many participants have also referred to the need to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. Lieutenant Colonel Slavenka Lucic from the Police Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia summarized the country’s experience in the fight against terrorism, in particular the experience of the Serbian Police Directorate in cooperation and conducting joint exercises and training with other countries. Intelligence Colonel Vigneswari Viswanathan from Army Field Command West, Malaysia, shared his country’s experience and practice in exploring cooperation mechanisms and strengthening multilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism. “What we need is openness, I hope that countries with professional knowledge and experience in the fight against terrorism are willing to share their knowledge and experience with less experienced countries”, said Brig. General Evaristo Sakala, Defense Attaché at the Zambian Embassy in China, referring to the strengthening of international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.”The themes of the Great Wall-2022 are turned towards the future and inspire the study, which opens a new direction for exploration and study on strengthening international counterterrorism cooperation in response to a more complex and volatile counterterrorism situation,” said Senior Colonel Mi. Yanguang of the Falcon Commando unit of the Chinese PAP told reporters in an interview ahead of the closing ceremony of the forum.Addressing the closing ceremony of the forum via video link, Major General Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, deputy commander of the Vietnam Mobile Police Command, also praised this forum saying that the successful convening of this forum will inject new momentum into the international struggle. -counter-terrorism cooperation and further promote the establishment of cooperative law enforcement relations among countries around the world to effectively combat terrorism.As an important mark of international military cooperation created by the Chinese PAP, before the Great Wall-2022, the International Great Wall Counterterrorism Forum was held in 2016, 2018 and 2019 under the themes of “strategy against urban terrorism”, respectively “strategy mountain counter-terrorism” and “special forces shooting”.