Dec 15, 2021, 5:29 PM
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Justice Minister urges Armenia's cooperation to extradite Iranian convicts

Tehran, IRNA - Iranian Justice Minister Amir Hossein Rahimi in a meeting with Armenia's Attorney General on Wednesday called for Armenia assistance in extraditing Iranian convicts.

On the sidelines of the ninth assembly of member-states of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in a meeting with the Attorney General of Armenia, Rahimi highlighted the historical and cultural ties between Iran and Armenia, said adding that Iran respects its neighbors.

Referring to communications between citizens of the two countries, he called for assistance in the rapid extraditing of Iranian convicts from Armenia.

The Armenian Attorney-General, for his part, noted that the relationship between Iran and Armenia is historic and longstanding, and said, "There are complex differences in the region, but fortunately there is a good relationship between the two states."

He also expressed readiness to expand judicial cooperation between Iran and Armenia.

 Earlier, Iranian Justice Minister Amir Hossein Rahimi left Tehran for Egypt to partake in the assembly of the member-states of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

He left Tehran for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with the aim of participating in the ninth assembly of member states of the UNCAC.

The eighth session of the UNCAC took place in 2019 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

As of December 2021, there are 189 parties to the UNCAC: 181 UN member states, the Cook Islands, Niue, the Holy See, the State of Palestine, and the European Union.


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