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Press Release (Ankara, July 4th, 2013)

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Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev paid a visit to the Republic of Turkey, during which were held negotiations with the Minister of Justice of Turkey Mr.Sadullah Ergin.

During the meeting both parties expressed satisfaction with the established bilateral relations and discussed the prospects of further cooperation. They pointed out that in the context of current strategic objectives of international and regional security immeasurably increases the relevance of consolidation of efforts to address the challenges and threats of the modern world.

The major result of the meeting was signing of the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Turkey on the transfer of sentenced persons.

At the press conference, after signing ceremony, the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan emphasized that the signed intergovernmental agreement is aimed to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement authorities of two countries and make an important contribution to law, order and fight against crime. Conclusion of such agreement is evidence that confidence in the legal system of Kazakhstan is growing and established mechanisms to guarantee the protection of rights and freedoms in the country meet generally accepted standards.

During the visit, the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan also met with the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Turkey Mr.Hasan Erbil. At the meeting, parties exchanged their views on regional security issues, combating transnational crime; discussed issues related to the subsequent realization of concluded agreements and outlined the prospects for further joint cooperation.

At these meetings parties also discussed the extradition of criminals wanted by law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan and residing in the territory of the Republic of Turkey, accused of preparing and committing terrorist acts, as well as participation in organized criminal groups. The parties have agreed to extend their fullest cooperation in matters of investigation and extradition of these persons.

Currently in Turkey live about 4006 citizens of Kazakhstan, of which 783 are students, 748 people work. As part of a private visit there are 2,475 people. Last year, Turkey was visited by 350 thousands of Kazakhstan tourists. In the same period, Kazakhstan was visited by 44,544 Turkish citizens, for 3 months of the year Kazakhstan was visited by 10,122 Turkish citizens.

Press service of the Prosecutor General’s office

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