India, Morocco sign agreement in criminal matters

India and Morocco signed an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, a move to strengthen bilateral cooperation and provide a strong legal base for the extradition of fugitive offenders, a Home Ministry statement said. The pact was signed by India’s Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Morocco’s Minister of Justice Mohamed Aujjar here.

The agreement will strengthen bilateral cooperation with Morocco and enhance effectiveness and provide a broad legal framework for prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes; as well as in tracing, restraint and confiscation of funds meant to finance terrorist acts,” the statement said. The Ministers reiterated their resolve to jointly counter the threats posed by organized crime and terrorism.

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