H.E. Mr. Wu Ken, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands paid a visit to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on 12 October, 2016.
H.E. Judge Carmel Agius, President of the ICTY, warmly welcomed Ambassador Wu and his colleagues. He introduced overall situation of the ICTY, spoke highly of the hardworking of the Chinese staff in the Tribunal and highly appreciated the Chinese Government’s consistent and increasing support for the Tribunal, which set a good example in maintaining International Justice.
Ambassador Wu Ken extended his gratitude to the President for holding a warmly reception for the Chinese staff of the Tribunal and the kind invitation for the Embassy, which surely showed the Tribunal’s full recognition and appreciation of the contributions made by its Chinese staff. The Chinese Government attaches great importance to international law and has always supported the work of the ICTY. China not only voted for the establishment of the ICTY in UN Security Council, but also made several nominees to run for judges to support the Tribunal, such as Professor Wang Tieya from the Peking University, Professor Li Haopei, former Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, and the incumbent Judge Liu Daqun, Vice-President of the ICTY. The Chinese Government also consistently sends highly qualified experts and visiting scholars to the Tribunal, especially in recent years when the Tribunal is relatively short of hands and financial resources. As the mandate of the ICTY is going to be accomplished, the Chinese Government firmly supports the ICTY’s Accomplishing Strategy. The Chinese Embassy will continue to provide needed supports and assistance for cooperation and exchanges between China and the ICTY.
Ambassador Wu also had a tour to the trial chamber of the Tribunal. Mr. Sun Guoshun, Legal Counselor of the Embassy, accompanied Ambassador Wu's visit.