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Belarus, Azerbaijan to step up cooperation in fight against crime

Society 14.03.2019 | 18:33
Ivan Noskevich and Zakir Garalov. Photo courtesy of the Investigative Committee
Ivan Noskevich and Zakir Garalov. Photo courtesy of the Investigative Committee

MINSK, 14 March (BelTA) - During the working visit of a Belarusian delegation to Baku, Chairman of the Belarusian Investigative Committee Chairman Ivan Noskevich and Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov signed a cooperation agreement, BelTA learned from the information and public relations department of the Investigative Committee.

The document defines the main areas of cooperation between the two agencies, namely fight against crime, including organized crime, terrorism, corruption and other crimes that pose a heightened threat to society. The parties also agreed on training and professional development of personnel for pre-trial investigation agencies, and on research on issues of mutual interest.

The agreement provides for the exchange of experience and information, which can help prevent, detect and solve crimes. The two agencies will hold working meetings and consultations regarding the implementation of the international treaties in criminal law, will conduct study visits and internships, scientific research.

After the signing ceremony Zakir Garalov held a working meeting with the delegation of the Belarusian Investigative Committee. He described the cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan and Belarus as mutually beneficial and constructive. “The agreement will give a new impetus to the development of interaction in various areas,” he said.

Ivan Noskevich praised the level of cooperation with Azerbaijani counterparts. “I am confident that the agreement will contribute to the efficient implementation of the tasks set before our agencies, will help increase the level of personnel training, improve investigative methods through the use of positive practices and the latest achievements in science and technology,” Ivan Noskevich said.

The parties exchanged opinions on the existing legal systems of Belarus and Azerbaijan, pre-trial criminal proceedings and further cooperation prospects.

The Belarusian delegation also met with representatives of the Anti-Corruption General Directorate with the Prosecutor General to discuss matters related to the fight against corrupt practices.

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