Barbados, China discuss extradition
Talks on a mutual extradition treaty are going well, both countries agree.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has begun talks with China on a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters and Extradition.
A government statement said the Chinese delegation is led by the Director-General of the Department of Treaty and Law in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xu Hong, and that “any agreement reached would be submitted to the cabinet of Barbados for approval and similarly to the National People’s Congress in China.”
Prior to the one-day round of talks, Xu, a former ambassador to Barbados, met with Attorney-General Adriel Brathwaite, indicating that both countries were working jointly towards the same goal.
The attorney-general agreed, noting that he too believed the negotiations could be concluded within the allotted time, and that there were key areas on which focus was needed.
“Barbados and China have had a very outstanding relationship over the years and we value that relationship and look forward to its continuing enhancement,” Brathwaite said.
Barbados and China established diplomatic relations on May 30, 1977.