On 8th November, Dr Péter Polt, Prosecutor General, received Mr Mohamed Shawky Ayad, Prosecutor General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, at his office. During the meeting, the two Prosecutors General signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.
At the meeting, Dr. Péter Polt presented to his Egyptian colleague the role of the Prosecution Service in the Hungarian legal system, its competences and constitutional status. He underlined the importance of cooperation with various international organisations, as well as bilateral cooperation.
The parties discussed the possibilities of further strengthening the relations between the Hungarian and Egyptian prosecution services, which both sides consider important.
In this context, Dr. Péter Polt mentioned to his Egyptian colleague the possibility of participating in the training of specialised prosecutors in cooperation with the Hungarian Prosecution Service, focusing on cybercrime, corruption and money laundering, for which the successful training of Vietnamese prosecutors in Hungary serves as a good example.
In order to improve cooperation between the prosecution services of the two countries, Dr. Péter Polt and Mohamed Shawky Ayad signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.
In the memorandum of understanding, the two parties strengthened their cooperation in the fight against international crime. The prosecution services of Hungary and Egypt will also cooperate in the exchange of data and information, the preparation of legal assistance requests and the organisation of expert-level meetings.
In the framework of his further official programme, the Egyptian Prosecutor General held talks with Dr. Katalin Kovács Böszörményiné, Deputy President of the Curia, Dr. Tamás Sulyok, President of the Constitutional Court, Dr. Csaba Hende, Vice President of the Parliament, Dr. Róbert Répássy, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, and also visited the Central Chief Prosecution Office of Investigation.