The Russian prosecutor general has arrived in Algiers for a working visit © Telegram/genprocrf

Russia and Algeria have signed a judicial cooperation agreement with a view to combating extremism, terrorism, money laundering, and the trafficking of drugs and arms, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has announced.

The prosecutor general, Igor Krasnov, signed the protocol with Algerian Minister of Justice Abderrachid Tabi during a working visit to Algiers, paving the way for his office to cooperate with the Supreme Court of Algeria.

He expressed his willingness to share best practices for combating the most relevant transnational criminal acts, which involve the use of the latest technology. He said the Algerian experience was of interest to the Russian Prosecutor’s Office.

“During the meeting, the parties signed a protocol on cooperation between the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Justice of Algeria, which defines the priority directions of joint work and allows employees of the ministry to participate free of charge in training events at the University of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office,” he said.

Strategic partnership characterizes relations between the two countries, Krasnov added.

He also suggested to the Algerian justice minister “the possibility of concluding an agreement with the Russian Federation on non-extradition of citizens at the request of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as providing appropriate mutual guarantees before signing.”

“Today, the [ICC] is being used by certain groups for personal gain and in violation of universally recognized norms of international law,” Krasnov added. (RT)