Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka met with Attorney General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saud bin Abdullah Al-Muajeb Al-Sharif

03 december 2019, 17:33

Today, on December, 3, 2019, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka met with Attorney General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saud bin Abdullah Al-Muajeb Al-Sharif, in Riyadh.

When greeting the foreign colleague, Yury Chayka thanked him for the warm welcome and noted that the relationship between our states are aimed at strengthening peace and security, and the prosecution services play one of the key roles in ensuring law order and legality.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation reminded that the question of consolidation of efforts of the supervision offices for effective completion of those tasks was also discussed during the meetings at the events of the International Association of Prosecutors, in the work of which Russian and Saudi prosecutors take active part. As a result of that work, the Memorandum on cooperation between the prosecution services of Russia and Saudi Arabia was signed in Moscow in April of the current year, which provides for exchange of information about the national legal systems and legislation, as well as experience of practical activity, and discussion of questions of mutual interest.

Yury Chayka stressed that he considers the event the first important step on the joint way to practical implementation of the memorandum. In order to make this process successful, it is necessary to familiarize closer with the structures and authorities of the prosecution services of the two countries.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation also invited the Saudi prosecutors to give more details on the authorities and peculiarities of regulation of the work of the prosecution bodies of Saudi Arabia. That information is especially significant in the context of development of the new version of the Law on the prosecution service of Russia and necessity of consideration of the international best practices for improving the activity of the Russian prosecution service.

For his part, Yury Chayka expressed readiness to share the experience of organization of activity of the first regional office of the International Association of Prosecutors situated in Saint Petersburg.

In conclusion, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation invited the foreign colleagues to the meeting in Russia dedicated, particularly, to questions of information security and countering crimes with use of modem information and communication technologies.

Furthermore, in the course of the working visit, Yury Chayka met with the Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Waleed bin Mohammed Al- Samaani.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation thanked him for the warm welcome and noted that, thanks to the efforts of the governments of the countries, the Russian-Saudi relations are on the rise and have common focus on strengthening peace and security. Economy development facilitates adding momentum to the dialogue in the business sphere, both at the interstate level and directly between investors. There is more and more necessity in strengthening the legality and law order.

Yury Chayka expressed confidence in the fact that familiarization with the structures and authorities of the national justice bodies should become an important step on the way of strengthening the Russian-Saudi cooperation.

He reminded that reforms of the court system are carried out in the Russian Federation, aimed at increase of accessibility and quality of justice. And the same process is going in Saudi Arabia, within the framework of the concept “Vision 2030”. In that connection, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation proposed to take the best of each other’s experiences. As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed to work over the question of signing the agreement on cooperation soon.

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