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Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, and Shai Nitzan, Attorney General of the State of Israel, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, and Shai Nitzan, Attorney General of the State of Israel, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

17 april 2017, 10:53

During the visit of the delegation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel a meeting of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka with the Attorney General of the State of Israel Shai Nitzan was held.

The Russian party was also represented by the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Saak Karapetyan and a number of heads of relevant departments of the Office.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka and the Attorney General of the State of Israel Shai Nitzan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Attorney General’s Office of the Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel.

The Memorandum determines the main directions of the parties’ cooperation, in particular, ensuring protection of human rights and freedoms, combatting crime, including terrorism and extremism, illicit trafficking in arms, drugs and psychotropic substances, illegal migration and human trafficking, cybercrime, corruption, and other crimes of high danger to society.

The parties agreed to closely cooperate in the sphere of extradition and legal assistance in criminal matters, including the problems of seizure, arrest, confiscation and recovery of assets derived from crime. Furthermore, the parties will cooperate in the area of professional development and advanced training of the prosecution staff of the both states.

The Heads of the Prosecution Services of Russia and Israel expressed confidence that the practical realization of the Memorandum will allow organizing efficient exchange of the best practice of crime fighting, including the experience of detection, confiscation and recovery of assets derived from crime.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka emphasized the confidential character of the contacts between Russia and Israel, which is also inherent in the Prosecution Services’ communication. And the both countries prosecutors’ common purposes – ensuring the rule of law; protecting civil rights, public and state interests; realization of the principle of inevitability of punishment for committed crimes – considerably contribute to that.

In the course of the meeting of the Russian and the Israeli delegations, issues of execution by the both parties of the certain requests for extradition and legal assistance were also discussed.