By Sami Zaptia.
London, 3 August 2021:
Libya and Egypt’s Attorney Generals signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on increased cooperation in crime-fighting.
This follows the visit by Libya’s Attorney General Sideeg Al-Sour to Egypt on Wednesday during which he held talks with the Egyptian Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawy in the presence of members of the two delegations from the two sides.
The MoU included strengthening and developing cooperation between the two prosecutions to combat crimes, especially terrorism, corruption crimes, human trafficking, cybercrime and others, in accordance with the legislation, agreements and treaties in force in the two countries.
In a speech delivered after signing the MoU, Al-Sour stressed the need to put in place new mechanisms and patterns to ensure speedy action between the two prosecutions, and to preserve evidence and confidentiality in investigations into common issues between them, based on the MoU.
Al-Sour stressed the need to take practical measures between the two services and taking direct communication away from the traditional obstructive channels, especially in the crimes of terrorism, aggression against public money, money laundering, illegal immigration, smuggling of petroleum products, and infringement on state property and agricultural lands, in order to issue rulings that achieve public and private deterrence.