Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist regions of Belgrade
The first joint patrol of Chinese and Serbian policemen was presented to the general public in downtown Belgrade on Wednesday.
The ceremony held on the primary street of the Serbian capital was attended by Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, a delegation of China’s Ministry of Public Security, Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo, and a large number of Serbian and Chinese citizens who waved the flags of both countries.
Stefanovic explained that the authorities officers will conduct joint patrols at several locations in the town which are considered either places of interest or important locations for Chinese tourists to make communication easier for them.
“By cooperating within these mixed patrols, we are able to receive from our Chinese colleagues assist in communication, which can make work better and better,” Stefanovic said.
He said that such patrols are essential, recalling that year Serbia expects the quantity of Chinese tourists to improve by 40 percent and implying that they have to feel safe here.
“Pursuits like that one — which will be organized, besides Belgrade, in Novi Sad and Smederevo &mdash also; show the significance of security, and just how much attention we put on our cooperation, and stress our sincere desire to cooperate,” he concluded.
Chen remarked that the governments of Serbia and China made a decision to launch joint patrols as a way to enhance the safety of the citizens of both countries, and that the move reflects their intention to cooperate and meet up with the needs of individuals closely.
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“Throughout their amount of time in Serbia, the Chinese policemen shall take part in joint patrols, operate a crisis phone service in Chinese, and visit places where Chinese citizens, institutions and companies live. They’ll assist the Serbian police so that you can enhance the safety of Chinese citizens even more,” she said.
The ambassador said that the strengthening of both countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership led to increased exchanges between your peoples of Serbia and China.
“Because the visa liberalization between Serbia and China was placed into force, there’s been a substantial inflow of Chinese tourists, and we have been glad that China became among the major resources of tourism in Serbia. These joint patrols shall serve the Chinese tourists, making them feel safer, and put in a new vitality to the cooperation between China and Serbia in the certain section of tourism,” Chen said.
The presence of Chinese policemen shall donate to Belgrade’s image of an open international metropolis, Chen concluded, announcing that soon Serbian policemen will patrol the streets of cities in China also.
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