MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Belarus Xie Xiaoyong on 8 April, Belarus learned from the ministry's press service.
The minister extended greetings to the diplomat on the occasion of his assumption of office and expressed confidence that the appointment would give an additional impetus in all areas of bilateral cooperation.
“Thanks to the close constructive dialogue between the presidents of our countries we can jointly implement the most ambitious projects and solve tasks related to maintaining peace, security and law and order in our countries. Cooperation in law enforcement has recently risen to an unprecedented level. We are not going to stop there, as we see a huge potential for expanding the areas of cooperation with our Chinese counterparts,” the minister said.
Despite geographical distance, Belarus and China have many common points of contact, primarily in the fight against terrorism, extremism, cybercrime, drug smuggling and illegal migration. Ivan Kubrakov cited as a positive example of cooperation the effective work of Belarusian law enforcers to detain and extradite citizens wanted by China through Interpol for committing criminal offenses.
The minister also thanked the Chinese government for the assistance provided last year during the epidemic in the form of medical equipment and PPE for Belarusian police officers.
“In his turn, Xie Xiaoyong, noting the high level of public order and security in Belarus, stated that China supports Belarus in defending its independent development course and does not accept any interference from the outside. The diplomat also confirmed his readiness to expand cooperation in the law enforcement sector,” the press service of the Minister of Internal Affairs said.