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Taiwan, Poland sign legal cooperation deal

2019/06/19 17:45:33

Photo taken from Ministry of Justice website

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) Taiwan and Poland recently signed a legal cooperation agreement on criminal matters, making Poland the first European country to sign such a deal with the nation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Wednesday.

The pact was signed by Taiwan's representative to Poland Weber Shih (施文斌) and the top Polish envoy to Taiwan Maciej Gaca in Taipei on Monday. The signing ceremony was held at MOFA's headquarters in Taipei and witnessed by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Minister of Justice Tsai Ching-hsiang (蔡清祥) and visiting Polish Deputy Justice Minister Lukasz Piebiak.

The pact covers judicial cooperation, extradition, transfer of inmates and the establishment of a regular consulting mechanism by judicial authorities from both countries to further strengthen bilateral cooperation, according to MOFA.

This is the latest in a long list of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding signed by Taiwan and Poland, showcasing cordial and substantive relations, the ministry noted.

These deals include youth working holidays, air transport, pharmaceutical products and medical devices, the mutual recognition of driver's licenses, avoidance of double taxation as well as higher education exchanges, it added.

(By Joseph Yeh)
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