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Britain, Kazakhstan sign legal cooperation MoU

05 december 2014, 13:31
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Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev  and the UK Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office
Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev and the UK Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev has paid a visit to the UK on December 3. He had meetings with heads of several British public bodies, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Daulbayev met with the Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling and the two signed a memorandum of understanding between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on legal cooperation and establishment of a joint consultative committee.

The memorandum will help active cooperation and exchange of experience in the legal sphere. It will also secure Great Britain’s support for Kazakhstan’s aspirations to accede to the universal European conventions in the field of criminal justice. In addition, the document will activate the efforts to conclude a bilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance.

The two also discussed human rights issues and Kazakhstan’s accession to the key international treaties.

Daulbayev also spoke to the Attorney General of Great Britain Jeremy Wright. The sides noted the strategic level of bilateral relations between the two countries and their significant prospects for cooperation in the legal sphere.

During his meetings with British officials Kazakh Prosecutor General Daulbayev expressed his interest in establishing interaction and exchange of experience in combat of transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, terrorism, extremism and cybercrime.

Identification and investigation of economic crimes, money laundering and recovery of assets obtained by criminal means were also discussed.

Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina


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