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Press release Prosecutor General meets with Ambassador of Germany (Astana, November 10, 2016)

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Today, Prosecutor General Zhakip Assanov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of Kazakhstan Rolf Mafael in the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

While welcoming the Ambassador, Zhakip Assanov congratulated him on his appointment as head of the diplomatic mission and wished professional success in the high office.

At the meeting, the Prosecutor General highlighted the dynamic development of Kazakh-German relations.

He appreciated the active cooperation of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation, which had been supporting the initiatives of the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan for more than five years.

Moreover, during the meeting Prosecutor General Assanov informed the Ambassador about the main activities of Kazakhstan's supervisor body at the current stage.

He drew attention to the fact that the prosecutor's office was responsible for cooperation with other countries on extradition, legal assistance in criminal matters and transfer of sentenced persons. Therefore, ongoing work is carried out with foreign colleagues to develop and conclude international agreements.

The Kazakh Prosecutor General informed Ambassador Mafael about the developments in international cooperation and prospects, including the conclusion of bilateral agreements with Germany on extradition, legal assistance in criminal matters and transfer of sentenced persons.

Zhakip Assanov requested the Ambassador to support Kazakhstan’s initiative and expressed readiness, in case Germany agreed, to begin the contract work without delay.

At the end of the meeting the Prosecutor General emphasized the openness of the Kazakh prosecutor's office for a constructive dialogue in all areas of international legal cooperation and its intention to expand and deepen bilateral relations.

Press Service of the General Prosecutor's Office

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