Vice President and Justice Minister Raynold Oilouch (left) and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during a meeting in Taiwan on July 9. (Contributed Photo)

Palau is on its way to team up with Taiwan to strengthen its national security and law enforcement.

Vice President Raynold Oilouch met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on July 9 and was able to settle deals and agreements.

Under the new terms, Palau and Taiwan can now share intelligence about individuals with past criminal record entering the country.

However, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has not yet been signed.

In a press conference held on Wednesday this week, Oilouch said that an agreement with Taiwan’s law enforcement will only strengthen the implementation of the recent Executive Order that bans foreign nationals with criminal records from entering Palau.

Oilouch added that Taiwan will also be providing training to the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) and Narcotics Enforcement Agency (NEA) officials. (Kerdeu Uong)