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Official meeting between Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov and Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates Hamad Saif Al Shamsi
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Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov met Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates Hamad Saif Al Shamsi during his visit to the country.

Greeting his foreign colleague, Igor Krasnov expressed his gratitude for invitation and for the warm welcome.

He noted that 2 December was marked with 50 years anniversary of establishment of the United Arab Emirates.

Igor Krasnov gave an overview of competence of the Russian supervisory authority and underlined that challenges, the world face, determine priority directions of activity of Russian prosecutors. In particular, these is combating cybercrime, illegal turnover of cryptocurrency, legalization of proceeds from crime, financing of terrorism, illegal migration, smuggling of narcotic drugs.

“Talking about cybercrime, I mean the widest interpretation of this category of crimes: this is not just using ransomware, but also intensification of activity of extremist and terrorist organizations in the Internet, including in the Darknet, dissemination of the content that have a negative impact on the young generation” – said Igor Krasnov.

He explained that such a wide and comprehensive approach was applied during elaboration of the draft convention on counteraction to information crime, which was introduced to the UN special committee. “I would appreciate your support of our initiative in the line of an authorized body of the United Arab Emirates”, - said Prosecutor General of Russia.

He expressed his confidence that only by joint efforts would we be able to rebuff growing transnational challenges and threats.

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During the meeting the Prosecutor General of Russia and the UAE Attorney General signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Attorney General’s Office of the United Arab Emirates.

This document envisages cooperation between Offices of the two countries for the purposes of experience exchange and strengthen cooperation within the framework of jurisdiction and friendly relations.

Primarily, cooperation would be conducted in such fields as the combating the most serious crimes of organized nature – crimes with the use of electronic means and communication devices; crimes relating to the use of digital currency and financial asserts, including to terrorism and extremism; legalization of criminal proceeds; illegal turnover of arms, explosives, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, trafficking in human beings, human organs and tissues. Fight against discrimination and incitement of hatred, combating crimes relating to the use of natural resources and in the sphere of environment protection, recovery of criminal proceeds would also become the topics for cooperation.

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Prosecutor General of Russia pointed out the importance of implementation of the signed Memorandum of Understanding into the daily work.

Igor Krasnov proposed to organize joint events on the expert level for sharing experience and best practices in the spheres of mutual interest starting from the next year and to fix the terms and dates in the cooperation program. He added that the Russian side had such programs with prosecution services of more than 20 states.

Igor Krasnov also congratulated his colleague on election of the UAE representative to the high post of the Interpol President, having expressed hope for constructive cooperation along this line.

He also expressed gratitude for joint work in the International Association of Prosecutors.

At the end Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation expressed confidence that cooperation between prosecution services of Russia and the United Arab Emirates would have a positive impact on the lives of the Russian and Emirati nationals.

Igor Krasnov invited Hamad Saif Al Shamsi to pay a return visit to Moscow, where 300 years anniversary of the Prosecution Service of Russia would be celebrated on the 12th of January.

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