Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met Mr. Enkh-Amgalan, Prosecutor General of Mongolia

12 october 2018, 17:14

Today, on October 12, 2018, pursuant to an invitation made by Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr. Enkh-Amgalan, Prosecutor General of Mongolia, has arrived in Moscow in order to discuss the issues of compliance with the laws in the basin of Lake Baikal.

Mr. Alexander Buksman, First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr. B. Jargalsaikhan, Assistant to the Prosecutor General of Mongolia, Head of the Division of Supervision over Administrative Offences, heads of the divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, Mr. Ts. Azbayar, Second Secretary of the Mongolian Embassy in the Russian Federation, Representative of the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, and other representatives of the Mongolian delegation have participated in this event as well.

Mr. Yury Chayka has expressed his gratitude to the colleagues for their prompt acceptance of the invitation.

He has highlighted that Mongolia has a 3500-kilometre-long common border with Russia that goes across Altay, Tyva, Buryatiya and the Zabaykalskiy Region. Lake Baikal that is unique in its nature is located near this border. Furthermore, the countries share a common water artery that is the Selenga River, the protection of which is our joint duty.

In view of this, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation has called the efforts pertaining to the preservation of Lake Baikal in a pristine condition for future generations to be vitally important. The assistance of good partners and loyal friends that the Prosecution Services of Russia and Mongolia are to each other, may contribute to the said goal.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has an extensive experience in the field of supervision over the compliance with the environmental laws, including through the establishment of specialized environmental prosecutor’s offices. Meanwhile, the Agreement on Cooperation between the Prosecution Services of two countries stipulates the exchange of experience pertaining to the main issues, as well as the possibility of interaction among the frontier prosecutor’s offices following the procedure established by the Parties. Mr. Yury Chayka has noted that this form of cooperation is of great potentiality.

He has informed that in the course of the round table that is going to be held today, the officials of both Offices will have the opportunity to share the lessons learned in the field of environmental protection. The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation has also proposed that the Mongolian colleagues could use the Russian experience regarding the establishment of environmental prosecutor’s offices in the work aimed at the protection of the Selenga River.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation has expressed his strong commitment to further development of cooperation between the Prosecution Services of Russia and Mongolia for the sake of the people of two States, and has proposed to develop a joint action plan pertaining to enhancing the legitimacy in the Selenga River Basin.

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