The Turkish and Chinese justice ministers on Wednesday signed a deal on enhancing cooperation between the two ministries.
Turkey’s Abdulhamit Gul, in Beijing for talks, signed a memorandum of understanding with his Chinese counterpart Fu Zhenghua.
“We had a very fruitful meeting with the minister of justice. We talked about our problems,” said Gul.
“We spoke very openly about cooperation on the judicial issues of both countries and [our efforts to] solve our problems on these issues, as well as increasing cooperation,” Gul added.
Dialogue between Turkey and China has increased due to contacts among the two countries’ leaders, said Gul, and this led to cooperation in the economy, trade, and politics as well as the judiciary.
Gul said Fu was invited to next year’s International Istanbul Law Congress. He said that with the help of this congress, officials from both countries will meet every year to discuss cooperation and judicial problems.
He added that eight Turkish prosecutors and judges are getting Chinese language education at Beijing’s Public Security University and that it is very important to know both the Turkish and Chinese judicial systems.
Reporting by Fuat Kabakci:Writing by Handan Kazanci