|China proposes stronger legal cooperation with Africa|
Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, made the call in a meeting with senior African legal officials in
About 20 attorneys general, justice ministers and other senior legal officials from African countries are leading delegations to
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the FOCAC.
"It is of great significance to hold the legal forum in such a special year," Zhou said.
The exchange of ideas would help consolidate legal cooperation and build a new China-Africa strategic partnership, he said.
The first legal officials' forum took place in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last November.
He said fighting cross-border crime also required closer cooperation between law enforcement bodies in Africa and
Abdel Megeed Mahmoud called for a long-standing mechanism and specific cooperation strategy.
Zhou agreed with his proposal on a long-standing mechanism, urging the participants to discuss specific ideas at the forum.
Zhou recalled his visit to Africa last year, saying
Editor: Fang Yang