Tang Yijun, Minister of Justice of China, attended the seventh meeting of justice ministers of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Oct 16, and delivered a speech through video link.
Minister of Justice Tang Yijun speaks at the seventh meeting of justice ministers of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
Tang pointed out that China's Ministry of Justice has been carrying forward the Shanghai Spirit and advancing exchanges and cooperation among justice ministries of the SCO member states.
The ministry has done tremendous and fruitful work to build multilateral communication platforms, deepen bilateral high-level exchanges, and enhance cooperation on legal services, pushing judicial cooperation between the nations to a new stage, said Tang.
He stressed the remarkable achievements China has made in its fight against COVID-19, saying that the ministry will continue to promote overall law-based governance, implement law-based epidemic prevention and control measures, facilitate work resumption, and constantly improve legal services.
He also said that the ministry is willing to consolidate the consensus reached by the SCO state members over the rule of law and to expand their cooperation in this field.
To enhance the cooperation among the SCO member states over legal services on an equal, reciprocal and mutual-trust basis, Tang put forward three suggestions -- improving the mechanism of meetings of justice ministers of the SCO member states, exploring new exchanges and cooperation modes among the SCO member states in the field of legal services, and establishing a committee on legal services under the SCO.
The meeting is held through video link. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
The meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Law and Justice of India and attended by justice ministers of the SCO member states and the SCO's Secretary-General, adopted a ministerial joint statement.