Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika held bilateral meetings in St. Petersburg with representatives of China, Iran and Armenia

28 november 2017, 12:19

Today, on 28 November 2017, in St. Petersburg, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika held bilateral meetings with representatives of China, Iran and Armenia.

They arrived in Russia to attend the 15th meeting of Prosecutors General of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the 27th meeting of the Coordinating Council of Prosecutors General of the CIS member states and the opening ceremony of the regional office of the International Association of Prosecutors.

During the meeting with Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Arthur Davtyan, the fifth Program of cooperation was signed between the Prosecutor General's Offices of Russia and Armenia for 2018-2020, envisaging, in particular, joint work for crime combating within the Eurasian Economic Union and recovery of assets obtained by criminal means.

Yuri Chaika noted that this year marked the anniversary of the Russian-Armenian cooperation. 25 years ago, the parties agreed to establish diplomatic relations, and five years later they signed a Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. A significant contribution to the establishment and strengthening of the Russian-Armenian contacts was made by the prosecutors of Russia and Armenia.

The Program of cooperation was signed between the Prosecution Services of Russia and China for 2018 - 2019 during the meeting with Prosecutor General of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of the People's Republic of China Cao Jianmin. Within the program, prosecutors of both countries will exchange their experience and best practices of prosecutorial supervision. The Prosecutor General of Russia emphasized that this would promote the efforts aimed at protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens, ensuring the rule of law in Russia and China.

During the meeting with Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Montazeri Mohammad Jafar, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation highlighted the importance of development of partnership relations between prosecutors of the two countries. He noted that the strengthening of interstate cooperation is facilitated by the similarity of positions on many political issues in various fields, including in the sphere of combating crime. Russia and Iran face new challenges and threats in the fight against terrorism, corruption, high-tech and economic crimes. These threats may be tackled only by joint efforts with the assistance of reliable partners.

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