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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 25th November 2017 – The Attorney General, the Honourable Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti POKSDSP Haji Mohd Salleh, received a courtesy call from the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of People's Republic of China, His Excellency Cao Jianming at the Law Building today.


During the courtesy call, The Honourable Attorney General and His Excellency acknowledged the long-standing relationship and close cooperation between both sides and discussed ways to enhance cooperation especially under the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of legal cooperation signed in 2002 between the Attorney General's Chambers of Brunei Darussalam and the Supreme People's Prosecution Services of the People's Republic of China.


In addition, the Honourable Attorney General and His Excellency also discussed on the China ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference which serves as forum for high level dialogue to discuss and formulate policy to combat transnational crimes and on the opportunities for further cooperation between the two countries under the forum. Both sides also discussed the preparation for the China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference which will be hosted by Brunei Darussalam in August next year.


The Honourable Attorney General and His Excellency then issued a Joint Statement in further enhancing cooperation between both sides. The Joint Statement among others reiterates the importance of strengthening legal cooperation, particularly in the field of prosecution, undertakes to enhance the exchange of visits and provide assistance in matters of mutual interest; exchange of experiences; sharing of legal materials, prosecutorial work information and legal publication. The Joint Statement also expressed the commitment of both sides to fully utilize the China-ASEAN Prosecutor's Exchange and Training Base in strengthening exchange and training for the prosecutors of both countries.


Also present during the courtesy call were the senior officials from both sides.


In the evening, a dinner reception in conjuction with the visit of His Excellency was held at the Rizqun International Hotel and hosted by the Honourable Attorney General. Also present at the dinner reception were the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam, Her Excellency Yang Jian and the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, Yang Mulia Datin Hajah Elinda binti Haji C.A Mohamed and senior officials of both countries.

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