Bulgaria and China signed on January 11 2016 an agreement on preventing and combating crime, updating a previous agreement signed in 1996, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said.
The agreement was signed in Beijing by Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova and her Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun, State Councillor and Minister of Public Security of China.
“In the current security environment, the threats and challenges are common and so are the solutions. Close co-operation among partner services is crucial,” Buchvarova said at the signing.
Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that the agreement provides the necessary legal basis for effective police co-operation in combating a wide range of crimes, including terrorism and organized crime, human trafficking, drugs and firearms.
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