Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Mr. Yury Chayka paid an official visit to the Republic of Croatia

18 october 2018, 18:36

Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Mr. Yury Chayka visited Zagreb.

He headed the delegation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, which also comprised heads of divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and other representatives of the supervision agency.

Mr. Yury Chayka held meetings with President of the Republic of Croatia Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Dražen Jelenić, and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Dražen Bošnjaković.

The head of the Russian delegation expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and his satisfaction with the eventful visit.

He underlined that the Declaration on Friendly Relations and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Croatia, signed in 1998, is a foundation for the successful development of the Russian-Croatian relations. The Agreement on Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Offices of Russia and Croatia, concluded in 2012, was the practical step towards consolidation of efforts for fighting organized crime, new challenges and threats, which cannot be coped with by any state on its own.

He also noted the dynamic development of the Russian-Croatian friendly relations, including in the sphere of activity of the Prosecutor General’s Offices. New impulse of development of cooperation between the prosecutor’s offices of Russia and Croatia was given by the meeting of the Presidents of two States in Sochi in October 2017, where on the margins of the meeting the new Program on Cooperation for 2018-2019 was signed. In accordance with the Program, the round table on application of anticorruption legislation was conducted.

Mr. Yury Chayka reminded that the next year the Program on Cooperation envisaged the conduct of the round table for sharing experience on elimination of interethnic and religious conflicts, which serve as the basis for extremism manifestation, as well as the conduct of consultations on international cooperation in the sphere of legal assistance in criminal matters, including detection, arrest and recovery of proceeds of crime.

He also noted that there was a need to continue to develop cooperation within such international structures as the GRECO and the IAP.

In conclusion Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Mr. Yury Chayka said that he placed special emphasis on the development of relations between Russia and Croatia in the legal sphere, and confirmed that he was determined to continue their development and improvement with the aim of protection of rights of citizens, interests of the society and ensuring the rule of law. 

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