China to strengthen anti-graft cooperation with Caribbean countries

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-12 22:21:16|Editor: Li Xia
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BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China has reached an important consensus on anti-graft law enforcement cooperation with 11 Caribbean countries, according to the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission on Wednesday.

Representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other nine Caribbean countries attended a conference on anti-graft law enforcement cooperation with China on Sept. 10 and 11 in St. George's, the capital of Grenada.

China and the 11 countries reiterated their willingness to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and safeguard the social and economical development from the impact of corruption, according to a joint statement of the conference.

The statement vowed to show no tolerance in the fight against corruption and fulfill the obligations of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other anti-graft promises.

The statement also stressed enhancing coordination between anti-graft departments, promoting cooperation in terms of extradition and judicial assistance, and cracking down on bribery and the transfer of illicit assets.

All parties should make contributions to building a new anti-graft order and a community with a shared future for humanity, said Xu Lingyi, deputy head of the CCDI and the National Supervisory Commission, at the conference.

Speaking highly of China's achievements in fighting corruption, Grenadian Prime Minister Keith Mitchell said Caribbean countries will not become a safe haven for corrupt officials and their illicit assets.