Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met Mr. Zhang Jun, Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China

18 june 2019, 15:09

Today, on June 18, 2019, Mr. Yury Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met Mr. Zhang Jun, Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China in the city of Khabarovsk.

The event was also attended by Mr. Igor Tkachev, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr. Cui Guojie, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in the city of Khabarovsk, heads of the divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and representatives of the foreign delegation.

Welcoming his colleague, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation recalled that this year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China. The leadership of the two countries assessed the level of interstate relations at the present stage as unprecedentedly high, and the Russian-Chinese partnership was of a strategic nature.

Mr. Yury Chayka noted that the trusting partnership established between the offices of the two countries made it possible us to address complex tasks in tandem.

He stressed that in the context of the growth of the economies of Russia and China, one of the serious challenges was the need to preserve nature for posterity. Ensuring environmental safety in the area of the Amur River Basin was the most important task for both states.

In view of this, Mr. Yury Chayka informed the participants of the meeting of the signature of a cooperation program between the Prosecution Services of Russia and China for 2020-2021 on the issues of legal protection of the environment, which was scheduled for that day.

Within the framework of this Program, prosecutors would not only have to exchange experience during the workshops, but also share analytical materials and best practices in the areas of supervision. In addition, the interaction between Russian and Chinese prosecutors would significantly strengthen the rule of law in the field of environmental protection.

Mr. Yury Chayka expressed hope that the Russian experience gained during the work of the Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the methodology for conducting inspections in respect of commercial enterprises, would be of interest to the Chinese side and help create a similar prosecutor’s office. Then the Amur River would be protected by prosecutors from both banks.

In conclusion, the Prosecutor General of Russia confirmed his focus on the development of this direction of work and the willingness of the Prosecutor General’s of the Russian Federation to provide the necessary support to the Chinese colleagues for the benefit of the people of both countries.

Following the meeting, the parties signed the Cooperation Program between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China for 2020-2021 on Legal Protection of the Environment.

In addition, a two-day Russian-Chinese round table on the theme “The Activities of the Prosecution Services of Russia and China on the Protection of Natural Resources and Intellectual Property Rights” was timed to coincide with the meeting between the superiors of the offices.

The event was attended by Mr. Anatoly Palamarchuk, Chief of the General Department for Supervision over Execution of Federal Laws of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, heads of the divisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and representatives of the foreign delegation.

During the round table, the issues of supervision by the procuratorial bodies over the implementation of environmental laws, the activities of the Russian Prosecution Service in the field of protection of water bodies in the Amur basin were discussed. In addition, the Russian colleagues shared their experience in supervising the implementation of laws when discovering, detecting and investigating environmental crimes, as well as the practice of brining to justice for the commission of environmental crimes, with the foreign guests.

In turn, the officers of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China spoke about the results of their work in legal proceedings for the good of public interest in the field of ecology and protection of resources in the People’s Republic of China.

At the end of the Russian-Chinese round table, an excursion was organized for the foreign guests to the Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor's Office, where the guests familiarized themselves with the Museum of the Prosecutor's Office, and they also saw a film about the work of the Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor's Office.

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