Kazakhstan, Vietnam seek cooperation in criminal matters

Signed on June 15, 2017, in Hanoi, the agreement identifying areas of cooperation, central bodies, the content and form of requests for assistance, the order and modalities for preponement and refusal to provide assistance, the execution of requests, as well as representation and costs associated with assistance, consultations and other arrangements aims at intensifying mutual cooperation to effectively combat crimes.
Nur-Sultan27 March , 16:53

The Senate’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judicial System and Law Enforcement Authorities reviewed the draft law for ratifying the agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a Senate press release reads.  

The agreement encompasses the following types of legal assistance: service of documents, the recall of witnesses, experts, obtaining and giving of evidence and testimony, including via a video conference and TV link, temporary surrender of a person sought to the requesting State to help investigate or give evidence, to take measures to identify, freeze, seize or confiscate proceeds or instruments of crime, information exchange, any other form of assistance compliant with the goals of the agreement.

The draft law has been submitted to the Chamber for consideration.  

With Vietnam recognizing Kazakhstan's independence on 27 December 1991, diplomatic relations between the two countries were set up on 29 June 1992. The embassy of Vietnam to Kazakhstan was opened in 2008 and that of Kazakhstan to Vietnam in 2013. Two countries seek to develop bilateral and multilateral relations. 

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