(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar and Sudan yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for partnership in the field of public prosecution with a view to exchanging information on laws, regulations, provisions and criminal justice systems, as well as to co-operate in the field of training of prosecutors.
Signed by HE Attorney General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri and Sudan's Attorney General Maulana Omar Ahmed Mohamed, the memorandum stressed on regular bilateral consultations to review the level and magnitude of co-operation in training and mutual legal assistance.
Following the MoU signing, HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri said within the framework of co-operation prosecutors from both sides will exchange visits to benefit from the other side's experience in investigation and judiciary, as well as exchange experiences. He added that Qatar's public production has 16 years of experience, during which the country has managed to replace registry with electronic investigation - an experiment that will be transferred to Sudan in order to benefit from it.
Dr al-Marri praised the continuous and advanced relations between Sudan and Qatar in all fields, pointing out that his visit to Sudan aims to support the judiciary in all its forms and promote co-operation and co-ordination.
He praised the establishment of an independent public prosecutor in Sudan, stressing that it is a step in the right direction towards the support of the state institutions, the law and the independence of the judiciary completely from the executive and legislative branches.
The Sudanese attorney general said that the the MoU will enable exchange of training of prosecutors in both countries in the field of investigation and knowledge-sharing, praising the strong and deep-rooted relations between Sudan and Qatar.
'We are keen on knowledge-sharing and this memorandum of understanding augurs well for relations between the two countries in the legal field, said the Sudanese attorney general, adding that his discussions with the Qatari attorney general dealt with relations in the field of combating crime in general, and co-operation in relation to the public prosecution and its role and independence.
It is worth mentioning that HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri met the state Minister at the Sudanese Ministry of Justice Tahani Ali Ahmed Toral-Dabba. They discussed means of advancing co-operation between the two countries.
The signing ceremony was attended by the ambassador of Qatar to Sudan Rashid bin Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi.