The meeting of Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka with Chief Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic Pavel Zeman

15 january 2020, 17:09

Today, on 15 January, 2020, a meeting was held between Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Yuri Chayka and Chief Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic Pavel Zeman.

The event was attended by Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Nikolay Vinnichenko, Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic Pavel Pukovets, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation Vitezslav Pivonka, heads of departments of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Czech delegation.

Welcoming foreign colleagues, Yuri Chayka noted that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia and the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic had a long history of bilateral cooperation based on mutual interest in building strategic partnerships in the legal area.

He said that the meeting was a logical continuation of the efforts undertaken to give a new impetus to the cooperation between Russian and Czech prosecutors. At the same time, particular importance is attached to cooperation with Czech colleagues in the field of criminal proceedings. Such interaction is developing constructively and effectively, and emerging issues are resolved at regular meetings of Russian and Czech experts.

Thus, in 2015, the bilateral cooperation program between the two agencies was successfully completed. The seminars, round tables and meetings held within its framework were highly appreciated by their participants.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation emphasized that the realities of the modem world were rapidly changing. In the context of globalization, acceleration of migration processes and movement of capital, the success of law enforcement agencies in preventing and investigating crimes and bringing the perpetrators to justice depends, inter alia, on the coordinated work of prosecution services. Only by joint efforts can we address qualitatively new challenges and threats.

On this basis, Yuri Chayka invited Czech colleagues to sign the Additional Protocol to the Memorandum of Cooperation concluded in 2013, further to the existing agreements. Thus, according to the Prosecutor General of Russia, one more brick will be laid for many years in the solid foundation of friendship and mutual understanding of the prosecutors of Russia and the Czech Republic.

The document provides for the possibility of holding joint events on a wide range of issues, sharing experience in relevant areas of activity.

In addition, Yuri Chayka invited his foreign counterpart to the Conference of Heads of Prosecution Services of European states, to be held this June in St. Petersburg. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia organizes this event together with the Council of Europe Secretariat.

In conclusion, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation confirmed his focus on further development of Russian-Czech cooperation in the legal sphere.

During the meeting, an Additional Protocol was signed to the Memorandum of Cooperation between the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation and Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic of 17 October 2013.

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