Meeting of the Prosecutors General of the Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation in Tajikistan

20 september 2018, 17:48

Today, on September 20, 2018, the 16th meeting of the Prosecutors General of the Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation took place in Dushanbe (the Republic of Tajikistan). Heads of the prosecutor’s offices of the following Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation took part in the meeting: India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the representatives of the Secretariat of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation and Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Organization.

Heads of Observer-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation and Partner-States to the dialogue of the Organization were also invited: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka.

The President of the International Association of Prosecutors, Mr. Gerhard Jarosch, and the Prosecutor General of the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia were the guests of the event.

The main topic of the meeting was the “Practice on Counteraction to International Terrorism and Extremism”.

During his speech, Mr. Yury Chayka, the head of the delegation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, shared experience on securing the safety during the preparation and conduct of the world cup. He told about the role of the Russian prosecutors in execution of the antiterrorism and migration legislation, and coordination of the corresponding activities of the law enforcement bodies. Foreign colleagues got information on the measures, taken by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation aimed at increasing the level of protection of citizens and the efficiency of the Russian system on prevention and detection of terrorism and extremism crimes.

After sharing of experience on counteraction to the growing threat to security and interests of the Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation, the protocol of the meeting was signed, where the intent of its participants to consolidate activities in the fights against extremism and terrorism, as well as against such transnational crimes, which provide financial resources to extremism and terrorism, as, inter alia, the illegal turnover of narcotic drugs and human trafficking, was reflected.

Participants reached the agreement to promote sharing of information on the persons, involved in commission of terrorism and extremism crimes, on the practice of recognition of individual parties, movements and organizations as terrorist and extremist.

The necessity to widen the cooperation between the prosecutor’s offices of the Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation was confirmed, as well as their interaction with the profile structures of regional and international organizations on the issues of counteraction to terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime.

The superiors of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation held bilateral meetings with foreign partners.

In particular, during the meeting with Mr. Zhang Jun, Prosecutor General of Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China, issues on protection of the environment in the basin of the Amur River were discussed.

As a result of the meeting with the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. M. Hamidi, the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Prosecutor’s Offices of Russia and Afghanistan, which defines main directions and forms of the development of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of fight against crime and protection of human rights and freedoms, was signed.

The next meeting of the Prosecutors General of the Member-States of the Shanghai Organization on Cooperation will be held in 2019 in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

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