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SVG signs two agreements with Taiwan to combat crime

SVG signs two  agreements with Taiwan to combat crime

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Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves signed two agreements on April 21, 2017, with the Republic of China (Taiwan) concerning co-operation in police and immigration affairs.

Ambassador Baushuan Ger of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to this country, joined by Commissioner (ag) of Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Renold Hadaway, and Deputy Commissioner (ag) Colin John, witnessed Dr Gonsalves, in his capacity as Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, signing the two documents at the Cabinet Room on that day.

Under the agreements, which came into effect on the day Prime Minister Gonsalves’ signed them, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Taiwan agree to combat transnational crimes through the exchange of information, cooperation of investigation, and promotion of capacity building.

The two bilateral agreements, respectively “Agreement on Police Cooperation” and “Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Immigration Affairs and Human Trafficking Prevention”, were signed earlier in Taiwan by Dr Jiunn-rong Yeh, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China (Taiwan), whose portfolio covers that country’s National Police Agency, as well as its Immigration Agency.

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