ALGIERS – Wednesday, 15 March 2023 (APS) – The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Amar Belani received Tuesday the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, Ladislav Hamran, said the ministry in a statement. 

The meeting is part of talks held Monday by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune with the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.

After recalling the commitments of the President of the Republic to the fight against corruption, money laundering, and recovery of funds transferred illegally abroad, the SG of the Ministry said “the political will of the Algerian authorities to launch a close cooperation with the European Union (EU) Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation in order to benefit from its extensive expertise and its exceptional experience in terms of freezing, confiscation, and recovery of funds and assets transferred illegally abroad, in addition to the enhancement of cooperation relations between the judicial authorities in Algeria and EU member countries.”.

For his part, Ladislav Hamran expressed “the readiness and commitment of his authority to providing all forms of support and technical assistance to the Algerian courts in terms of investigations and facilitation of communication with their European counterparts in the processing of cases relating to the recovery of funds looted in Algeria,” said the source.