Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met with Mr. Kemchai Chutiwong, Attorney General of the Kingdom of Thailand

06 november 2018, 16:26

Today, on November 6, 2018, Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, had a meeting with Mr. Kemchai Chutiwong, Attorney General of the Kingdom of Thailand.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Nikolay Vinnichenko, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr. Chatchom Akapin, Director General of the International Affairs Department of the Attorney General’s Office of the Kingdom of Thailand, as well as by heads of units of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and representatives of the Thai delegation.

Mr. Yury Chayka noted a positive trend and friendly character of the relations between Russia and Thailand, as well as apparent necessity of their further development and deepening.

He underlined that a special attention in the bilateral relations is given to the issues of cooperation in the field of international and regional security, timely responses to new challenges and threats, including those in the sphere of information security and countering the international terrorism. That was taken into account at selection of the subject of the round table which was held after the meeting.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed confidence in mutual interest of the parties and practical significance of exchanging best practices of activities of the prosecution services of Russia and Thailand in the mentioned sphere, in particular, for protection of Russian tourists in Thailand.

Mr. Yury Chayka thinks that conducting events like that is the practical implementation of the Memorandum of Priority Directions of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Attorney General’s Office of the Kingdom of Thailand signed in in August 2016 in Bangkok.

Furthermore, attention was paid to the necessity of further acceleration of cooperation of the two countries for attaining the objectives established at the signing of the Memorandum. In particular, it was proposed to organize a constructive dialogue on the issues of countering corruption, illegal drug trafficking, and laundering proceeds from crime.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation noted significant reserves for further development and increase of efficiency of cooperation of the prosecution services of Russia and Thailand, in particular, in the sphere of criminal proceeding, pointing out the necessity of soonest completion of the work on the Draft Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Thailand on extradition.

Another important aspect mentioned by Mr. Yury Chayka was the mutual support of the events conducted under the auspices of the International Association of Prosecutors. He told that, in 2019, the Executive Committee at its meetings will consider the results of work of the IAP Regional Office in Saint Petersburg, which has been functioning since November 2017 within the framework of a pilot project of the Association, and the proposal to give the Office in Saint Petersburg permanent status.

In the conclusion, Mr. Yury Chayka expressed his confidence that the further development of cooperation within the framework of the international prosecutors’ community, as well as increase of the partnership of the prosecution services of Russia and Thailand, are essential for the success in combatting crime, which doesn’t have state borders, and ensuring the rule of law. He confirmed the commitment to keep the positive vector of their development.

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