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Mr. Igor Krasnov, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has held a number of bilateral meetings on the margins of the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor's Offices of the European States
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Today, on the on the margins of the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor's Offices of the European States Mr. Igor Krasnov, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, has held bilateral meetings with Mr. Batyr Atdaev, Prosecutor General of Turkmenistan, and Mr. Drago Šketa, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia.

Mr. Igor Krasnov thanked his foreign colleagues for participating in the Conference and expressed confidence that the planned exchange of views on the subject of most relevant areas of procuratorial activities would allow to raise awareness with regard to the best practices of the work of prosecutors and use it to improve the effectiveness of countering new challenges and threats as well.

Mr. Igor Krasnov stressed that the fight against cross-border crime should be carried out in a consolidated manner on the basis of existing international treaties and national laws.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed his firm commitment to developing interaction between the relevant Prosecutor General's Offices in order to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, as well as the interests of society.

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Moreover, Mr. Igor Krasnov held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Giovanni Salvi, Prosecutor General at the Court of Cassation of the Italian Republic.

In his welcoming speech, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation noted the traditionally friendly nature of the relations between Russia and Italy, which had been greatly facilitated by the similarity of positions pertaining to major international issues. He stressed that an important component of relations was interaction in the legal sphere, ensuring the rights of citizens, their protection from the threats of transnational crime.

Mr. Igor Krasnov said, ‘We are cooperating very closely with our colleagues from the Ministry of Justice and the Italian National Directorate for Combating Mafia and Terrorism, and there are some signed bilateral documents on cooperation.’ The head of the supervisory authority added that the experts had shared their best practices pertaining to countering the use of modern technologies with a view to committing terrorist crimes, exchanged experience in combating organized crime, as well as the recovery of property obtained by criminal means.

Mr. Igor Krasnov proposed to consider the issue of concluding, in the near future, a memorandum on cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General's Office at the Supreme Court of Cassation of the Italian Republic.

At the end of the meeting, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation confirmed his firm commitment to the constructive and progressive development of cooperation between Russia and Italy.

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Today, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation also held a meeting with Mr. Josip Grubeša, Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during which Mr. Igor Krasnov noted that the agencies had very successfully cooperated pertaining to the issues of extradition of individuals for criminal prosecution and legal assistance in criminal matters. Having thanked the Minister for a constructive and balanced approach to the issues of interaction in the field of criminal proceedings, the Prosecutor General proposed to conclude an agreement on cooperation.

At the end of the meetings, Mr. Igor Krasnov invited his foreign colleagues to take part in the commemorative activities dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Prosecution Service scheduled for January 2022.

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