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20 October 2020, 18:44

Belarus takes part in SCO meeting of prosecutors general

Andrei Shved. An archive photo
Andrei Shved. An archive photo

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) - Belarus' Prosecutor General Andrei Shved attended the 18th meeting of the Prosecutors General of the countries-members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent via a videolink, BelTA learned from the information department of the Prosecutor General's Office.

The forum participants exchanged the information on modern supervisory practices and effective mechanisms to prevent corruption and ways to combat it.

In his speech, Andrei Shved noted that Belarus' national security concept recognizes corruption as one of the threats and directs all government bodies and civil society to counteract it in the most effective way possible. The country has enforced a well-balanced anti-corruption system at all management levels and across economic sectors. This system is based on the national model of the state's development and meets international standards. The Belarusian prosecutor general described the coordinated work of law enforcement agencies as the most important aspect of anti-corruption efforts. According to him, the Prosecutor General's Office is ready for constructive cooperation in this area.

Taking part in the event were delegations of general prosecutor's offices of the SCO member states - India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; observer states - Belarus, Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia; dialogue partners - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Cambodia. Among the invitees were the heads of the Secretariat and the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure and the president of the International Association of Prosecutors.

Heads of the national delegations thanked the organizer - General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan - for a high level of organization of the event. They praised the atmosphere of trust and interest in interstate cooperation, stressed the importance of studying and implementing best practices in the fight against corruption.

India will host the next SCO meeting in 2021.

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