May 27, 2011, 1:47 PM
The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of China (Taiwan) yesterday signed a bilateral agreement with the Ministry of the Interior of The Gambia at a ceremony held at the Interior ministry’s conference hall in Banjul.
The scope of the cooperation includes the exchange of anti-terrorist intelligence and exchange of skills related to entry and exit control.
The cooperation between the two Immigration agencies also includes personnel training and sharing of working experience such as exchange of criminal information and exchange visits for official business.
Ousman Sonko, minister of the Interior signed on behalf of The Gambia, and Lee Hong-Yuan, Taiwanese minister of the Interior signed on behalf of his government.
“The agreement was based on the principles of equality and reciprocity, aimed at promoting cooperation between the national Immigration agencies of both countries, being concerned about immigration issues and trans-national crimes, especially human trafficking prevention,” ASP Ba Ensa Jawara, spokesperson of the Gambia Immigration Department told The Point shortly after the signing ceremony.