Haider Hanoun discusses with the Assistant to the Russian President the draft memorandum of understanding

Judge (Haider Hanoun) discussed with the Assistant to the Russian President the draft memorandum of understanding to be concluded between the Commission and the Russian Public Prosecution Office in the field of combating corruption.

A statement by the Integrity Commission said that the head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Judge Haider Hanoun, received the Russian President’s Assistant, Igor Levitin to finalize 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.

Hanoun confirmed, 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, 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 looted funds from outside Iraq, pointing to the obstacles and difficulties facing the Iraqi regulatory 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.

For his part, Igor Levitin expressed his country's readiness to cooperate with Iraq in confronting corruption, prosecuting its perpetrators, returning wanted persons and stolen funds to Iraq, exchanging experiences 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 towards these agencies and try to obstruct their work.

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.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency