The signing ceremony of the Treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on mutual legal assistance in Criminal Matters was held within the framework of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev to the UK.
The Treaty was signed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev from Kazakh side and by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from British side.
The parties noted that the signing of the document is an important step towards strengthening bilateral cooperation in the sphere of combating crime and will improve the efficiency of the competent authorities of both parties in the criminal justice field.
A. Daulbaev emphasized that this event has become an important and historically significant in the expansion of the Kazakh-British legal cooperation, joint efforts of the two countries in the fight against crime.
On the same day a meeting with the Director General of the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain Keith Bristow was held, during which a wide range of issues of mutual interests were discussed.
At the end of the meeting, A. Daulbaev and K. Bristow signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The signed documents will allow Kazakh and British competent authorities provide each other with active legal assistance in the investigation, prosecution and prevention of criminal offenses, as well as the exchange of best practices in law enforcement activities, including the use of international standards of human rights, the expansion of technical and forensic capabilities.
During a meeting with the Director of the Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland David Green the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan expressed interest in establishing cooperation and exchange of experiences in the fight against transnational organized crime and cybercrime. Particular attention was paid to the problems of detection and investigation of economic crimes, money laundering and asset recovery, obtained by criminal means.
The press service of the Prosecutor General’s office