President of Belarus on April 10 met with China's Prosecutor General. Cooperation between the relevant departments of the two countries has been developing for more than a year. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and China are united by close ties not only at the top but also at the inter-ministerial level.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
Crime today is multifaceted, is international in character. We are working closely, there is exchange of staff. Of course, against the background of everything positive that we have, there are also negative facts. To be honest, there are also offenses. Therefore, whether we want it or not, we have to fight against these phenomena. Organized crime and corruption are of more subtle forms. These phenomena are mutating, so to speak. Prosecutors General in both our countries are the bodies that coordinate the activities of law enforcement agencies in many directions, including these.
Therefore, we intend to intensify our cooperation in fighting against crime, we plan to co-ordinate these actions. I think that it will also be necessary and useful for the People's Republic of China.
Cao Jianming, member of the Communist Party's Central Committee, the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China:
Mr President, I am honored to meet with you today. Thank you very much for finding the time to meet with me. We are very grateful for such a warm welcome from our colleagues on this beautiful Belarusian land. We can see that over these 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, the bilateral cooperation has been developing steadily, it is on the path of healthy development and deepening.
The Prosecutor General's Offices of Belarus and China earlier signed a cooperation program. It is designed to run during the next few years.