UAE, Poland sign agreement on extradition, transfer of convicts, assistance in criminal matters

Minister of Justice reaffirmed Emirates' keenness to strengthen cooperation across various judicial and legal domains



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By WAM

Published: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 6:14 PM

The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Poland have signed a comprehensive agreement in the judicial and legal fields, relating to the extradition of criminals, transfer of convicts and assistance in criminal matters.

The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi by Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice, and Michal Wos, Minister of State in the Polish Ministry of Justice, in the presence of Jakub Kacper Slawek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the UAE; Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, Acting Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Justice; and Judge Abdul Rahman Murad Al Balushi, Acting Assistant Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs.

During the signing ceremony, Minister Al Nuaimi lauded the UAE-Poland strong relations, reaffirming the UAE's keenness to strengthen their cooperation across various judicial and legal domains, including agreements for extradition, transfer of convicts, and assistance in issues criminal.

He also noted the Ministry's commitment to implement the agreement and continue joint work to ensure benefit between the two countries.

Al Nuaimi added that signing this agreement enhances the achievement of justice in the areas of combating money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking, drug smuggling and organised crime, pointing to the importance of exchanging experiences and following up on the implementation of joint agreements to serve justice.

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For his part, Minister of State Michal Wos praised the efforts that resulted in the signing of the agreement between the two sides, noting to the strong judicial relations with the UAE. "We are pleased with the signing of the bilateral cooperation agreement in the legal and judicial domains, which will continue to be supported and strengthened to serve the interests of the two friendly countries," he said.


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