Russian Prosecutor General's Office, U.S. Department of Justice to sign cooperation agreement

Top officials from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed to sign an agreement on cooperation between the two agencies, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax on Wednesday.

Top officials from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed to sign an agreement on cooperation between the two agencies, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax on Wednesday.

An additional meeting between officials from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice was held at the international prosecutors conference held in Moscow, the report says.

"The meeting participants discussed the vital issues of interdepartmental cooperation, primarily in the sphere of crime prevention and human rights protection. The negotiation participants agreed to sign an agreement on cooperation between the two countries' agencies," the report says.

The U.S. delegation was led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz and the Russian delegation was headed by Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev.

"The head of the U.S. delegation said the U.S. will submit its proposals on the draft version of this interdepartmental agreement, which was earlier submitted to it by Russia for consideration, in the nearest future," the report says.

"The meeting participants also agreed that the activities of the working group in charge of cooperation on criminal cases, including the institution of extradition and legal assistance, should be intensified," the report says.

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