Taiwan, Belize sign agreement to fight human trafficking
Central News Agency
2014-08-15 01:27 PM
Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) Taiwan signed an agreement Friday with its Central American ally Belize on cross-border cooperation to combat human trafficking. The agreement is the ninth of its kind that Taiwan has inked with a foreign country, the others being Mongolia, Honduras, Indonesia, Vietnam, Paraguay, the Gambia, the United States and the Solomon Islands, according to the Ministry of the Interior. The latest pact was signed in Taipei by Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen and Belizean Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse on behalf of their respective governments. Chen noted that Taiwan has been listed as a Tier 1 country in the U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report for five years in a row due to its good performance in the prevention and control of human trafficking. Taiwan is very happy to share its experience with and learn from other countries, Chen said, expressing the hope that the cooperation with Belize will lead to further partnership with other Central and South American nations to jointly combat international crime and protect human rights. (By Tang Pei-chun and Y.F. Low)
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