ECO prosecutor generals underline expansion of legal, judicial cooperation

Politics Materials 2 May 2012 01:09 (UTC +04:00)

Prosecutor generals of ECO member states in a statement underlined expansion of legal and judicial cooperation in the field of organized crimes, cyber attacks, terrorism, drug smuggling as well as money laundering, IRNA reported.

The ECO member states' prosecutors summit in Tehran was attended by representatives from Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Deputy Head of the Department under the Interior Ministry Rovshan Magsudov represented Azerbaijan, the General Prosecutor's Office told Trend.

The prosecutors also underscored observance of the local and international laws regarding evidence collection, arrest and extradition of the offenders.

The statement also stressed the need to promote scientific and research relations between educational centers, holding regular workshops by the prosecutors and establishing a comprehensive legal databank.

The next summit will be held in Istanbul in 2013.

Review of approaches for developing legal cooperation between ECO member states in a bid to fight crimes, create effective mechanisms to exchange legal information and forge online communication were among the objectives of the summit.