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Iraq and Algeria are discussing ways to overcome the difficulties in recovering money and those con
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Iraq and Algeria are discussing ways to overcome the difficulties in recovering money and those convicted of corruption
The head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi, discussed, on Thursday, with the head of the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption, Tariq Kaur, ways to overcome the difficulties facing the recovery of funds and those convicted of corruption, while the two sides reached a memorandum of understanding between the two countries for cooperation in the fight against corruption.
A statement by the Integrity Commission received by "Al-Iqtisad News" stated that "the head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi, met with the head of the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Corruption, Tariq Kaur, on the sidelines of their participation in the meetings of the working groups within the framework of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, held in the Austrian capital, Vienna." ".
The statement added that "the meeting was devoted to discussing ways to recover smuggled funds and those convicted of corruption crimes," noting that "the two sides stressed the need to form an alliance and pressure groups from countries that suffer from the lack of response by some of the states parties to the UN agreement to the contents of the agreement, which urges the need for assistance and cooperation." between states parties to respond and implement requests for legal assistance to hand over looted persons and funds.
The two sides touched on “the competencies of the Federal Integrity Commission and the Algerian National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption and the powers enjoyed by both bodies, while the discussions between the two sides resulted in the initial agreement to conclude a memorandum of understanding between the Republic of Iraq and the Republic of Algeria for cooperation and the dissemination of the Algerian culture of anti-corruption; transparency, accountability and accountability, as well as cooperation in the field of recovering those convicted of corruption cases and smuggled funds.
He pointed out that "the UN Convention against corruption in the articles and provisions of its fifth chapter urges all states parties to it to take measures to ensure the recovery of assets obtained from incidents of corruption, urging them to cooperate with each other in the field of legal aid, and to respond to requests by states to surrender assets and smuggled funds and those convicted of crimes corruption.”
It is noteworthy that the Republics of Iraq and Algeria are among the countries that have acceded to the Arab Convention against Corruption, which aims to strengthen measures aimed at preventing, combating and exposing corruption in all its forms, and all other crimes related to it and prosecuting its perpetrators, and to strengthen Arab cooperation in preventing, combating and exposing corruption, and recovering assets. Iraq, represented by the Federal Integrity Commission, chairs the Arab Network for Promoting Integrity and Combating Corruption in its current session.