Cooperation Agreement is signed in Minsk between the Investigative Committee of Belarus and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Tajikistan
After the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Tajikistan Aleksandr Lukashenko and Emomali Rahmon signed a strategic partnership agreement at the Palace of Independence, representatives of the two countries signed a number of important documents on cooperation in various fields. The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Ivan Noskevich, and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Tajikistan, Yusuf Rahmon, in the presence of the Presidents, signed an Agreement on cooperation between the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Let us recall that the issue of concluding an agreement was negotiated by international divisions, including at the instruction of the chiefs of the two Offices following the results of the previous visit of the Tajik delegation to the Investigative Committee of Belarus, held in November 2017.
The document defines the main areas of cooperation between the two authorities. They are as follows:
- Organization and implementation of international treaties in the criminal law field to which Belarus and Tajikistan are parties;
- Fight against crime, including in its organized forms, terrorism, corruption, and other types of crimes that pose a heightened threat to society;
- Ensuring the protection of human and civil rights and freedoms;
- Staff training and development;
- Research activities on issues of mutual interest.
The Agreement also provides for a number of forms of cooperation between the parties, including the exchange of information that can contribute to the prevention, detection, investigation and solution of crimes, the exchange of experience in organizing the activities of the preliminary investigation bodies and others.
Later that day, a working meeting was held between the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Ivan Noskevich, and a delegation of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Tajikistan, headed by Prosecutor General Yusuf Rahmon.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Ivan Noskevich, highly appreciated the prospects for cooperation with Tajik colleagues and stressed that the signing of the agreement is a concrete step aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in criminal law and other areas of activity of the two authorities.
“We hope that this agreement will allow more effectively to counteract crime in any of its manifestations, as well as to improve the mechanisms for protecting the rights and legitimate interests of citizens and legal entities in Belarus and Tajikistan,” added Ivan Noskevich.
The Prosecutor General of the Republic of Tajikistan Yusuf Rahmon thanked the Belarusian party for the hospitality and expressed the hope that the relations of the two countries would continue to develop dynamically.
In addition, during the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the existing legal systems of Belarus and Tajikistan, current trends in the field of pre-trial criminal proceedings, as well as further prospects for bilateral cooperation.