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Representatives of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus arrived with a working visit to Kazakhstan

As a part of the official delegation, the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus representatives arrived with a working visit to Nur-Sultan where on October 24-25, 2019 they will take part in several joint activities with the colleagues from Kazakhstan.

On October 24, the meeting of the Belarusian delegation led by the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Ivan Noskevich, with the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Gizat Nurdauletov, was held within the frames of the working visit.

The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus cooperates with the relevant authorities of Kazakhstan in investigation of criminal cases within the Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters of 7 October 2002, other international treaties in counteracting crimes, and this cooperation is of a constructive nature. In addition, the Friendship Treaty was concluded between Belarus and Kazakhstan in 1996, and the prerequisites for further integration of two countries in all fields are embodied in the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union signed in 2014 in Nur-Sultan by the Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

In 2018-2019 the Investigative Committee of Belarus sent 43 requests for legal assistance to Kazakhstan, while the relevant authorities of Kazakhstan sent 37 requests to the Belarusian party within the same period. The most of them were sent by the territorial authorities to each other.

“In present-day reality, crime increasingly goes outside the state borders, poses a real threat to international security, and requires proper and coordinated response,” noted Ivan Noskevich.

In addition, the representatives of the Belarusian authority discussed with the Kazakh party the issues of the further development of bilateral cooperation. The Investigative Committee shows its interest to study of the best Kazakhstan experiences in electronic criminal proceedings conducting and in staff training for preliminary investigation authorities.

During the meeting, the results of Kazakhstan procuracy authorities’ implementation of projects on criminal and administrative proceedings digitalization, citizens’ applications consideration processes automation, investigations registration, and the created analytical tools were presented to the Investigative Committee representatives.

Ivan Noskevich stressed the organized electronic cooperation between public and law enforcement authorities.

In addition, the Belarusian guests visited the Center of Law Enforcement Services of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan where any interested person may seek absolutely free of charge advice of a lawyer, judicial custodian, mediator, and a psychologist.

“Such meetings give additional impulse to the bilateral relations development and are the key to the joint efforts in combating cross-border criminality, protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms,” stressed Gizat Nurdauletov during discussion.

For the purposes of further enhancing of cooperation and improvement of contractual basis, within the frames of bilateral agreements package signing, the State authorities are planning to sign the Cooperation Agreement between the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 25 October.