Prosecutors General of Russia and Hungary signed the third Programme of Cooperation

12 january 2017, 15:12

Today, on the 12th of January 2016, a meeting was held between the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chaika and Prosecutor General of Hungary Peter Polt.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Saak Karapetyan and other senior officials of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, and also by the Acting Deputy Director of the Department for Priority and Corruption Cases and Organized Crime of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Hungary Balasz Garamvolgy.

Yury Chaika commended the joint work of the prosecution services of Russia and Hungary on drafting the Opinions of the Consultative Council of the European Prosecutors related to thekey issues of prosecutorial activities.

In addition, he stressed that two cooperation programmes had been successfully fulfilled within the framework of implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Hungary, signed in 2008. The specialists of the prosecution services shared the expertise in the area of combating transnational crimes, criminal proceedings and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including beyond the criminal law area.

During the meeting, the heads of the prosecutor’s offices, recognizing the importance of this form of cooperation for promoting the efficiency of prosecutorial work, signed the third Programme of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia and the Prosecutor General’s office of Hungary for 2017-2018.

The programme provides, among other, holding events on important issues, such as countering corruption and recovery of assets derived from crime.

Yury Chaika expressed confidence that the implementation of the Programme will assist further strengthening of the existing working contacts between the Russian and Hungarian prosecutors.

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