Kazakhstan, Austria to firmly combat crime
The Austrian side highly praised Kazakhstan's practical steps towards reforming the legal system.
Kazakh General Prosecutor Kairat Kozhamzharov and Federal Minister of Justice of Austria Josef Moser held talks in Vienna and adopted a joint statement expressing readiness to develop mutual interaction in the fight against crime, BNews.kz reports.
According to the Austrian Minister, the document is 'Kazakhstan's important step towards the Council of Europe and the final point for further development of the bilateral cooperation in the legal area, especially in view of the current Austrian presidency in the European Union'.
During the bilateral talks, the current issues for developing the interaction in the legal area, including preparing the relevant bilateral agreement in criminal justice, joining Kazakhstan to the conventions of the Council of Europe. In turn. Josef Moser highly praised Kazakhstan's practical steps towards reforming the legal system. The meeting and its final document have become a serious warning to criminals believing they find a 'safe haven' in Austria.
Kazakhstan's delegation has also taken part in the 9th session of the Conference of the member states of the UN Convention against transnational organized crimes taking place from October 15 to 19 in UN Office in Vienna.
The session considered the modernization of the national legislation on the fight against transnational organized crimes, the adoption of new legal norms for reciprocal legal support, extradition, cooperation between police and supervisory bodies, as well as to provide technical support and to organize training to upskill employees of law enforcement agencies.
In his speech, the delegation of Kazakhstan informed about the achievements of the country in improving law enforcement, its efficiency, protecting the rights of citizens in criminal proceedings, reforming legislation held to meet these aims in accordance with the tasks set by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Address to the people of Kazakhstan in the period from January 10 to October 5 2018.
Kazakhstan's delegation informed the participants of the Conference about the actions held within the country to fight transnational organized crimes. The importance to update international cooperation in combatting this threat was noted.