Police officers from Italy and China on Monday launched a joint patrol in Rome and Milan in a program based on a Sino-Italian agreement.
According to the program, police who patrol touristic areas of Rome in central Italy and the business city Milan in northern Italy will include two Chinese officers each, who can speak Italian and English besides Mandarin, for two weeks starting from Monday.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE)LIAO JINRONG, Director-General, China’s Ministry of Public Security:
“The cooperation between China and Italy in police forces is a fundamental ingredient to ensure safety, especially people’s life and property safety. I think it’s a new attempt.”
SOUNDBITE(ITALIAN)ANGELINO ALFANO, Italian Interior Minister
“As an innovation within Europe, the joint patrol is of great significance.The move will reinforce the sense of safety for tourists visiting Italy, especially Chinese tourists.”