Justice minister meets German counterpart
Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice minister Tsai Ching-hsiang has held talks in Berlin with his German counterpart, Marco Buschmann. It's the first time that justice ministers from the two countries have ever met.
Taiwan's representative office in Germany says the two ministers met for nearly two hours. Taking to Facebook after the meeting, office head, Shieh Jhy-wey said the two ministers agreed that the meeting was of "tremendous importance both symbolically and in promoting practical exchanges."
The German Justice Ministry also released a statement following the meeting in which it said the talks focused on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and also covered internet fraud and extradition issues.
The meeting in Berlin comes after Taiwan and Germany signed an agreement relating to mutual legal assistance on criminal matters and extradition proceedings in March of this year.