A Program of Cooperation signed between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor's Office of the Supreme Court of the Hellenic Republic

18 december 2017, 12:04

Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chaika and Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court of the Hellenic Republic Xeni Dimitriou-Vasilopoulu signed the Program of Cooperation for 2017-2020.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Saak Karapetyan, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court of the Hellenic Republic Konstantinos Paraskevadis, prosecutor of the First Instance Court of Athens Efimia Sotiropoulou, heads of structural subdivisions of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia.

In his welcoming speech, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chaika stated that the legal relations between Russia and Greece are rapidly developing.

He stressed that the fight against crime, which is a cross border challenge, should be carried out in a consolidated manner on the basis of international treaties and national legislation.

Russia and Greece are striving to strengthen law and order. The countries share a common goal - the triumph of justice, bringing criminals to justice, protecting citizens' rights and freedoms and the interests of society and the state.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation stressed that the signing of the fourth Program of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor's Office of the Supreme Court of the Hellenic Republic is yet another confirmation of mutual interest in developing bilateral cooperation and promotion of joint efforts to counter common challenges and threats.

As part of the Program, Russian and Greek specialists will be able to continue the exchange of practices in such relevant areas of activity as combating corruption, protecting the rights of minors, and supervision over compliance with law in places of detention.

In conclusion, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed his confidence that the implementation of the Program will enable to elaborate coordinated approaches to resolving the problems facing the prosecution services of the two states.

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