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Cambodia, Russia ink MoU showing commitments to justice

Anith Adilah Othman / Khmer Times Share:
Russian Minister of Justice Mr Alexander Konovalov (left) shakes hands with Cambodian Justice Minister Mr Ang Vong Vathana to commemorate the new collaboration Supplied

The relationship between Cambodia and Russia has been further fortified with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministers of Justice from both countries, Mr Ang Vong Vathana and Mr Alexander Konovalov, today.

Ministry’s spokesman Mr Kim Santepheap said the MoU, which was a result of two years’ negotiations, will allow the two countries to exchange information regarding the implementation of the Criminal Procedure Code.

“This MoU will enable the ‘open-border’ approach. It will make room for a collaboration to happen, when either Cambodia or Russia requires certain information from each other,” he told reporters at the end of the ceremony, at the Ministry here.

Delegates from Russia and Cambodia with both Ministers of Justice Mr Alexander Konovalov (front, left) and Mr Ang Vong Vathana (front, right) at the MoU signing ceremony.

Mr Santepheap said that this is a continuation of Cambodia-Russia ties in terms of judicial affairs, adding that both countries had previously engaged in other efforts including educational trips.

“We have established a relationship with Russia by sending our delegates on exchange programmes. Aside from that, we have also provided and received technical assistance in matters related to law implementation,” he added.

He pointed out that a similar bilateral MoU was inked between Cambodia and Vietnam previously.

“Through this MoU, we will help each other. We hope that the collaboration will ensure a smooth and seamless execution of justice on both sides,” he said.

The two Justice Ministers signed the MoU at the Ministry here this Thursday as witnessed by other Cambodian dignitaries and Russian delegates.

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