Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation met with Mr. Antti Häkkänen, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Finland

02 october 2018, 17:49

Today, on October 2, 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation hosted a working meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Finland. Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, cordially welcomed his colleague – Mr. Antti Häkkänen, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Finland.

Mr. Nikolay Vinnichenko, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, heads of divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, Mr. Lauri Koskentausta, Special Adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Finland, Mr. Arto Kujala, Director General of the Department of Criminal Policy of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Finland, and other members of the Finnish delegation took part in the event.

Mr. Yury Chayka noted that relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland are traditionally good neighbourly and mutually beneficial.

He stressed that proper cooperation in legal sphere is one of the term of dynamic development of intergovernmental relations.

The Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Finland signed in 2006 has formed a basis for cooperation development in the above sphere.

Within the framework of its implementation there were consultations on legal assistance in criminal matters. The fourth Cooperation Program has been implemented. The Russian and Finnish experts have exchanged good practices in combating trade in persons and illegal migration, countering corruption and cybercrime.

Mr. Yury Chayka emphasized that meetings of Prosecutors General of the Baltic Sea States are also used for consolidation of efforts in combating transnational crime.

During the meeting held last year in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Region, where a delegation of the Finnish prosecution service took part, mechanisms of combating environmental crime, illegal migration, terrorism and using of modern communication technologies including Internet for committing crimes were discussed.

Countering the above threats is named in the Strategy of National Security of the Russian Federation among the key lines of ensuring state and public security.

In solving the above task the prosecution service of the Russian Federation coordinates the activities of Russian law-enforcement bodies involved in combating crime.

Joint efforts of prosecution service, law-enforcement and government bodies create necessary terms for ensuring the rule of law, protection of human rights, public and state interests.

The Russian prosecution service takes measures for strengthening supervision of observance of the legislation of the Russian Federation by the authorities engaged in inquiry and preliminary investigation during all stages of pre-trial proceedings.

In conclusion Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, expressed his assurance that the relations between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Finland will preserve a partner nature based on the constructive approach to common problems resolving.

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