Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security. This was the subject of the April 10 meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Public Safety as well as China's General Prosecutor.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are the new challenges of our time.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
Times have changed, the world has become very crowded, crime has become international. Therefore, we face very big challenges that we must solve together. First of all, we are very actively cooperating, there is a serious flow of people. Belarusians go to China and Chinese citizens to Belarus. We are building a lot of joint ventures in China, and especially here, in Belarus; a lot of citizens of the People's Republic of China are working here. It is natural that with all the positive and negative trends our countries get the same problems. Therefore, there is a need for a more active and close work between law enforcement agencies.
Chinese partners appreciate Belarusian order and stability, said China's Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun. This is his first time in Belarus but he has already formed a favorable opinion of the country.
Guo Shengkun, a member of China's State Council, Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China:
Your Excellency, Mr. President, thank you for the meeting despite his busy schedule. Allow me to convey my sincere greetings and good wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the forthcoming II European Games. They will be held in Belarus in two years. This will be the first time Belarus will have hosted competitions of such a scale so the experience of the Chinese colleagues would come in handy.
We are on the eve of the largest mass sports event the 2nd European Games. Your experience of the preparation and holding of the Olympic Games 2008 is very important for us. We pay great attention to the new challenges and sharpening of some old problems - extremism, terrorism and separatism.
These are the three evils against which the PRC has been actively fighting.
Cyber crime, active migration could be added to this list. Therefore, we have to develop serious events for active cooperation in these areas.
On April 9, the Prosecutors General of Belarus and China signed a co-operation program. It provides for the exchange of experience in the fight against terrorism, cybercrime, corruption and extremism.
Organized crime and corruption are acquiring 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 be necessary and useful for the People's Republic of China, too.
Cao Jianming, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic 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.