- Today 21:26
The head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Judge Haider Hanoun, confirmed on Monday the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding with Russia in the field of combating corruption, preventing its spread, and recovering wanted persons and money looted from outside Iraq.
A statement by the Commission received by Al-Maalouma stated, “The head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Judge Haider Hanoun, received the Russian President’s Assistant, Igor Levitin, to put the final touches on the memorandum of understanding to be concluded between the Federal Integrity Commission and the Public Prosecution Office concerned with combating corruption in the Russian Federation.” .
During his meeting at the Commission’s headquarters with Igor Levitin, Assistant to the Russian President, and the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Elbrus Kutrashev, and their accompanying delegation, Hanoun stressed that concluding the memorandum of understanding with the Russian Federation comes within the field of the Commission’s interaction with the government program in the field of combating corruption, preventing its spread, and recovering wanted persons and stolen funds. From outside Iraq, pointing to "the obstacles and difficulties facing the Iraqi supervisory agencies in the field of recovering defendants of other nationalities that can be overcome by concluding bilateral memorandums of understanding with counterpart agencies in those countries."
The statement continued, "(Igor Levitin) expressed his country's readiness to cooperate with Iraq in confronting corruption, prosecuting its perpetrators, returning wanted persons and looted funds to Iraq, exchanging expertise and providing legal assistance, indicating that" oversight work - especially the work of the Federal Integrity Commission - is difficult and requires support; Pointing out that the nature of supervisory work makes the corrupt harbor hostility toward these agencies and try to obstruct their work.”
The statement concluded, "The two parties agreed to extend cooperation, joint coordination, exchange experiences, learn about the Russian experience in the field of preventing and combating corruption, and expedite the conclusion of the aforementioned memorandum of understanding." Ended 25 n
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