Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva / The Hungarian and Azerbaijani Justice Ministries have considered an agreement on cooperation, the Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice, Zavar Gafarov, reported.
According to Gafarov, the agreement was planned to be signed on 6-8 June during the visit of Azerbaijani Justice Minister, Fikrat Mammadov, to Hungary. However, the visit was postponed for an undefined period due to a recent discharge from the office of the Hungarian Justice Minister. At present the Azerbaijani and Hungarian Governments are setting the date for the visit. Skills exchange between courts and law enforcement agencies of the two countries will be reflected in the agreement.
Gafarov noted that the agreements on legislative cooperation will be signed this year between the Justice Ministries of Azerbaijan, Algeria, and Morocco. The documents to be signed with Algeria have been already developed. The talks with Morocco are in progress.
The final draft of the documents will be coordinated during the visit of Morocco experts to Baku to be held in the near future.
The agreements on Juridical Assistance on Criminal Cases, Juridical Assistance on Civil Cases, on Extradition, as well as agreements on Juridical Cooperation between Justice Ministries will be signed between the countries. Gafarov noted that the agreement on Cooperation was signed between the Azerbaijani and Bulgarian Justice Ministries in May. The document provides for cooperation in juridical skills exchange, mutual trainings of judges, prosecutors, justice figures, as well as development of bills corresponding to international standards, and so on.
Azerbaijani Justice Ministry has signed an agreement on Extradition of Prisoners with most of the CIS countries, as well as Turkey, and Iran. Azerbaijan has also joined the Moscow Convention on extraditing Azerbaijani prisoners back to their native land for imprisonment that was adopted in CIS in 1998, as well as the European Convention of 1983 on Extradition of Prisoners.