During a working visit to Belgrade, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka met with President of the Republic of Serbia Alexander Vucic and heads of law enforcement agencies

15 november 2019, 16:25

Today, on 15 November 2019, the Russian delegation, headed by Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka, met with President of the Republic of Serbia Alexander Vucic and heads of law enforcement agencies of the Serbia.

During a meeting with the President of the Republic of Serbia, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation noted the common goals of the law enforcement agencies of the two countries, namely ensuring the rule of law, protection of the rights of citizens, the interests of society and the state, implementation of the principle of inevitability of punishment for the committed crimes committed.

Yuri Chayka also emphasized that the Agreement on Cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia signed in St. Petersburg was a new important milestone in the history of the development of cooperation between Russia and Serbia in the legal area. Its practical implementation will make it possible to increase the efficiency of the joint fight against transnational crime, new challenges and threats, which no state alone can cope with. Yuri Chayka expressed strong commitment to further development and strengthening of Russian-Serbian relations.

At the meeting of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation with Minister of the Interior, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Nebojsa Stefanovic and State Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia Zagorka Dolovac, the third cooperation program was signed between the prosecution services of Russia and Serbia for 2020-2022. It provides for the exchange of experience on pressing issues of law enforcement, including in the field of criminal justice. In particular, best practices to protect the economic interests of the state and society, the rights and legitimate interests of minors, as well as the recovery of assets derived from crimes.

Furthermore, during the negotiations, Yuri Chayka exchanged views with Neboj sa Stefanovic on the efficiency of the fight against transnational crime and the prospects for further consolidation of efforts. Yuri Chayka and Nebojsa Stefanovic agreed to meet in Moscow to exchange experience in organizing international legal cooperation.

At the end of his working visit to Belgrade, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Yuri Chayka met with Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia Nela Kuburovic. During the meeting, he expressed confidence that one of the priority areas of partnership between Russia and Serbia is, in particular, cooperation in the legal sphere in order to ensure the rule of law, to protect the rights of individuals and public interests, and to create conditions for sustainable development of our states.

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