Cooperation Agreement is signed between the Investigative Committee and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan
Within the framework of the Belarusian State delegation’s visit to Nur-Sultan, on October 25 the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Gizat Nurdauletov, and the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Ivan Noskevich, in the presence of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan Aleksandr Lukashenko and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, signed an Agreement on cooperation.
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;
- exchange of information regarding fight against crime including in its organized forms, 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:
- assistance in verification of reports and allegations of committed crimes;
- exchange of experience in organizing the activities of the preliminary investigation bodies;
- exchange of legislative and other regulating acts;
- holding of working meetings and consultations on implementation of international treaties in criminal law, reconnaissance visits and internships, and collaborative research;
- assistance in staff training and development, and other.
Cooperation events coordination rests with the international legal department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus and International Cooperation Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan.
“We hope that this agreement will be not only mutually rewarding but it will also form a part of basis for the further integration within interstate treaties and agreements that already exist,” stressed the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Gizat Nurdauletov.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Ivan Noskevich, noted that the new prospects of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan emerge, which, if due treated, will improve the efficiency of pre-trial criminal proceedings in both countries.