Polish deputy interior minister talks security in Beijing
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A Polish deputy interior minister was on Thursday holding talks in Beijing on security cooperation between Poland and China.
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Minister Jacek Skiba was conducting talks on cooperation by border guards and other services on combating trade in drugs, people trafficking and white collar crime.
"Without current contacts, we cannot imagine effectively counteracting such problems," Skiba told Polish Radio.
During a May visit to Beijing, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced that meetings between senior officials from Poland and China would be held more often.
As well as meeting Premier Li Keqiang while in China, Szydło took part in a Belt and Road Forum dedicated to China's planned so-called new Silk Road initiative.
China has earmarked some USD 40 billion and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank plans to fork out a further USD 100 billion for the project, which aims to expand links, boost trade ties and create infrastructure between Asia, Africa and Europe.
Poland's location is potentially strategic to the ambitious plan.