Crime-fighters co-ordinate efforts
By Vladislav Khmelevsky
Belarus is an example of zero tolerance towards delinquencies, notes Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan, Askhat Daulbaev after signing a co-operative agreement between the General Prosecutor’s Offices of Belarus and Kazakhstan
“For us, the Republic of Belarus is an example of zero tolerance towards delinquencies. Visiting Minsk, we see how efficiently law enforcement bodies are working, and how law-abiding the population is. By observing the law in the trivial things, people ensure order in more complex issues, so the crime level in Belarus is one of the lowest within the post-Soviet space,” noted the General Prosecutor of Kazakhstan.
He said that the signing of an agreement is a landmark event, since both countries take part in the integration of economies which opens up big prospects. “I think this will bring a huge economic benefit to our states and people,” Mr. Daulbaev said. He paid attention that any integration process is also connected with negative events, since criminal structures will also begin to integrate. The General Prosecutor underlined that the signed agreement should become a reliable hindrance for trans-national crime.
From his side, the General Prosecutor of Belarus, Alexander Konyuk, noted that there are no problems for interaction with their Kazakh colleagues, yet a legal basis is necessary for co-operation, taking into account that in recent times, the General Prosecutor Offices of the two countries have been more actively sharing information.
The agreement will help the two sides activate collaboration. For example, it will enable them to assist in pre-investigation checks, while sharing experience in the struggle against drug trafficking and illegal migration. Last year, over 40 various inquiries were sent by Kazakh colleagues to the Belarusian General Prosecutor’s Office — almost a third of the total amount of the CIS’ inquiries for Belarus. The new document will enable them to work more promptly in this direction.