Beijing, January 12 (BTA) - Bulgaria and China signed an agreement on crime prevention and combat Monday evening, said the Interior Ministry press office. The document was signed by Bulgarian Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova and Guo Shengkun, the Chinese Minister of Public Security.
The legal framework for bilateral cooperation in the area of law enforcement was last updated in 1996 when the two countries signed their last cooperation agreement.
The agreement provides groundwork for efficient police cooperation in countering a broad range of crimes, including international terrorism and organized crime, trafficking in human beings, narcotics and firearms.
The agreement provides for exchange of experts and police training. It broadens the range of competent bodies for implementation of the agreement. On the Bulgarian side these will be the Interior Ministry and the State Agency for National Security.