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Forensic services of Belarus, South Korea intend to cooperate

Society 18.10.2018 | 11:44
Photo courtesy SFEC
Photo courtesy SFEC

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – The forensic services of Belarus and the Republic of Korea intend to establish cooperation, Anna Zhdanova, the official representative of the State Forensic Examination Committee of Belarus (SFEC), told BelTA.

A SFEC delegation headed by its chairman Andrei Shved is on an official visit in the Republic of Korea to establish partnership between the forensic services of the two countries. Andrei Shved met with Choi Young-shik, Director of the National Forensic Service at the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea. This service is the authoritative organization in the international expert community that has many patents for inventions in the field of forensics. The Belarusian delegation visited the lab and got acquainted with the main activities of the service.

The Belarusian delegation showed a special interest in technical innovations, in particular, mobile equipment to detect fake banknotes, the software to improve the quality of video and see unreadable image details such as car plates.

The foreign colleagues expressed a desire to learn more about the Belarusian model of the organization of forensic activities, the practice of keeping forensic records. Of particular interest for them is the Belarusian experience in preventing and combating illicit trafficking in drugs when new substances get prohibited even before they make their way to Belarus.

The Belarusian delegation also visited the Integrated Security Control Center in Seoul, met with the vice mayor of the city and the deputy minister of the interior and safety of the country to discuss the participation of Belarusian experts in international training programs in that country.

During a return visit to Minsk in 2019 the parties are set to sign an agreement in forensic activities. The Korean colleagues intend to explore the Belarusian experience of keeping DNA and fingerprint records, the practice of histological and odor examinations.

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