French Justice Minister Pascal Clement and visiting Chinese
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Dai Bingguo signed a bilateral
agreement on extradition in Paris on Tuesday.
The agreement established a legal foundation for China-France
cooperation in the fight against crime, in the mutual interest of
the two countries, according to Chinese diplomatic sources.
The agreement is of great importance, "particularly for
bilateral relations," Clement said in his speech made during the
signing ceremony, adding that it will "further strengthen and
deepen our judicial cooperation."
"The legal security which is established in the process of
judicial cooperation will be the basis of confidence of our two
countries' judges when they are called upon to work on extradition
cases," Clement said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 21, 2007)