Belarus, Hong Kong discuss joint agreements in legal sector


Belarus and Hong Kong have completed consultations on the preparation of international legal agreements, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Justice Ministry.

Taking part in the negotiations were representatives of the Belarusian Justice Ministry, the Supreme Court, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Investigative Committee and the Internal Affairs Ministry, and representatives of the Department of Justice on Hong Kong's behalf.

The delegations reached agreement on all articles of the draft document between Belarus and Hong Kong on mutual legal assistance in criminal cases. The experts also discussed the draft agreement on the transfer of convicted persons and the extradition treaty. Substantial progress was made on all the draft documents.

The results of the consultations were enshrined in the protocol of consultations signed by the heads of Belarus' and Hong Kong's delegations. The parties agreed to start the necessary procedures for the early signing of the agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal cases.

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