Azerbaijan, Lithuania sign long-term cooperation memorandum

27-04-2011 | 20:35        


Prosecutor General of Lithuania Darius Valys and Director General of Lithuanian Special Investigation Service Zimantas Pacevicius, who are paying official visit to our republic, met on 27 th April with Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov. The Anti-Corruption Department under the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan and Special Investigation Service of Lithuania signed a Memorandum of Long-term Cooperation. A delegation of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania revered National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s memory laying flowers at his tomb at the Alley of Honor. Renowned ophthalmologist, Academician Zarifa Aliyeva was also commemorated. Then, at the Alley of Martyrs the guests paid tribute to those laid down their lives for the country’s territorial integrity and put a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument… Welcoming the guests Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov briefed them on judicial and legislative reforms carried out in Azerbaijan recently and actions President Ilham Aliyev undertakes to fight organized crime. He said that a legal framework meeting national statehood traditions and world standards had been formed in our country that has joined the Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and Civil Law Convention on Corruption as well as the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The Prosecutor General noted that a State Program to and an Action Plan to Fight Corruption had been established in Azerbaijan. Extending thanks for a hearty welcome, the guests praised the efficient reforms in the judicial system of the Azerbaijan Republic, including the prosecution agencies. Views were exchanged during the meeting on prospect for mutual cooperation. A memorandum of long-term cooperation was signed between the Anticorruption Department at the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania within the frame of the meeting. Following the signing ceremony, the guests were taken on a tour of the Museum of History of the Prosecutor General’s Office. The visitors were impressed with the exhibits seen here.