Morocco and Russia Sign Agreement to Enhance Cooperation in Legal Matters

The presidency of the public prosecutor's office in Morocco and its Russian counterpart signed, here Friday, a Memorandum of Understanding aimed to promote bilateral cooperation.

Signed by Prosecutor General of the King to the Court of Cassation, President of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, El Hassan Daki, and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Igor Krasnov, this MoU provides for the exchange of expertise, experiences and best practices between the two parties in areas related to the action of the public prosecutor's office and the strengthening of cooperation in matters relating to crime, in particular money laundering, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

It also provides for the organization of training sessions, the exchange of visits between experts, cooperation in the field of protection of investors' rights and the consolidation of cooperation in all areas of common interest.

Speaking on this occasion, Daki highlighted the Moroccan experience in the independence of the judiciary, in accordance with the 2011 Constitution, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office and the prosecutions to the various courts of the Kingdom, shedding light on their role in strengthening the rule of law and the control of other judicial professions and penitentiary facilities.

For his part, Krasnov expressed his country's will to promote judicial cooperation relations with Morocco, noting that the signing of this MoU will open promising prospects for the exchange of experiences and best practices in the judicial field.

It should be recalled that Morocco and Russia are united by an agreement on the transfer of persons sentenced to custodial terms, signed in September 2006.

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