Wednesday, 19, September, 2018

Uzbekistan delegation led by the Prosecutor General O. Murodov visited the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna Thursday.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, welcoming the delegation, commended the reform efforts undertaken in Uzbekistan and stressed the significance of the meeting in November in Tashkent with the President Mirziyoyev and the signing of the Roadmap of Cooperation between the ODC and Uzbekistan.

The Uzbek officials briefed the hosts of the reforms in Uzbekistan aimed at countering global challenges and threats, protection of human rights, public order and security, and the shift from combating the effects towards prevention of offenses and the coordinating role of prosecuting bodies in this process.

During the meeting, the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Nations and the Uzbek Prosecutor's Office, which set the key areas and forms of interaction in the field of combating transnational organized crime, corruption and other types of crime.

The participants discussed the practical implementation of the signed document, underscoring the MoU as the evidence of the parties’ intentions to elevate the ties to a new level.

Agreements have been reached to prepare a plan of concrete measures for further practical cooperation.

In this regard were held the working meetings with the UNODC's Division of Treaty Affairs Director D. Brandolino, as well as the heads of Divisions of Justice, Prevention of Terrorism, Cybercrime and Money Laundering.

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