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Marrakech Hosts Arab Association of Prosecutors General’s Third Annual Symposium

The Association of Arab Prosecutors General held its third annual meeting in Marrakech on Wednesday, in the presence of eminent Prosecutors General and magistrates from the public prosecutor’s offices of member states.

Morocco’s Public Prosecutor at the Court of Cassation and President of the Public Prosecution, El Hassan Daki, chaired the meeting under the theme “For a Lasting Arab Judicial Dialogue,” which counted public prosecutors of the association’s various member states–namely Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, Sudan, Libya, Mauritania, Iraq and Yemen–in attendance.

The discussions culminated in recommendations to consolidate joint efforts to combat money laundering, migrant smuggling, and human trafficking.

Daki stressed in his speech that this meeting provided a forum for judicial dialogue to address challenges and issues relating to the security and peace in Arab societies, and that it was intended as an institutional mechanism to strengthen and broaden the areas targeted for joint cooperation.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges and constraints faced by law enforcement institutions and the solutions proposed to deal with the aforementioned categories of criminal activity which pose a grave threat to the economic and social security of these nations. It also served as a forum for exchanging Arab regional and international perspectives and expertise in the field, as well as for sharing best practices within this realm.

President of the Association of Arab Prosecutors General, Egyptian Mohamed Chawki Ayyad, added that this meeting aimed to take advantage of the benefits of international judicial cooperative mechanisms already in place in order to effectively prosecute crime in all its forms, and to encourage national dialogue and understanding between public prosecutors with the objective of streamlining the judicial process.

For his part, Public Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Secretary General of the Association of Arab Prosecutors General, Ali Bin Fadhul Al Buainain, emphasized the importance of ongoing training for members of the public prosecution service in light of the types of crime that are emerging in contemporary society–and the need to empower professionals in the field with the most cutting-edge technology in order to stay ahead of the game–all the while adhering to compliance with the requirements of procedural legality.