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Taiwan, Philippines sign agreement on law enforcement cooperation

2018/01/24 18:10:07

Gary Lin (林松煥, second left)

Manila, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines signed an agreement Monday on cooperation and exchange in criminal investigations and law enforcement talent development.

Taiwan's representative to the Philippines Gary Lin (林松煥), who signed the agreement on behalf of Taipei, said the two sides have agreed to exchanges in the fields of law enforcement technology, forensic identification science and cybercrime.

Furthermore, there will also be more visits between law enforcement officials from both countries to boost the Taiwan-Philippine crackdown on cross-border crime.

According to Lin, the agreement will serve as a solid foundation and framework for future cooperation between Taiwan and the Philippines to tackle cross-border criminal activity, particularly fraud, drugs and terrorism. It also promotes training and expertise sharing.

Taiwan has signed several agreements and memorandums of understanding with the Philippines on a number of political, economic and social issues in recent years, especially since the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) launched its New Southbound Policy.

(By Emerson Lim and Kuan-lin Liu)