SVG Signs Two Agreements with Taiwan to Combat Crime

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves signed two agreements on April 21, 2017 with the Republic of China (Taiwan) concerning cooperation in police and immigration affairs.

Ambassador Baushuan Ger of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to this country, joined by Commissioner (ag) of Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, Renold Hadaway, and Deputy Commissioner (ag), Colin John, witnessed Dr. Gonsalves, in his capacity as Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, signing the two documents at the cabinet room on that day.

Under the agreements, which have been effective on the day of Prime Minister Gonsalves’ signature, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Taiwan agree to combat transnational crimes through the exchange of information, cooperation of investigation, and promotion of capacity building.

The two bilateral agreements, respectively “Agreement on Police Cooperation” and “Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Immigration Affairs and Human Trafficking Prevention”, were signed earlier in Taiwan by Dr. Jiunn-rong Yeh, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China (Taiwan), whose portfolio covers that country’s National Police Agency as well as its Immigration Agency.