U.S.-Georgia Joint Statement on Extradition Treaty Negotiations
Georgia and the United States are further enhancing their law enforcement and judicial cooperation by negotiating a bilateral extradition treaty between the two countries. From January 31 through [February 2], 2023, negotiations between the United States, represented by the Department of State and the Department of Justice, and Georgia, represented by the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecution Service of Georgia, took place in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Georgia and the United States have enjoyed a rich history of law enforcement and judicial cooperation spanning 30 years, including collaborating on large scale transnational fraud, organized crime, money laundering, human trafficking, and other serious offenses. Through many years of law enforcement cooperation, the two countries have built a strong partnership and trust, and this is the next step in building that relationship.
Once finalized and ratified, this bilateral treaty will benefit both countries by facilitating bringing criminals to justice more effectively and efficiently.
First Deputy Minister of Justice Holds a Meeting with the State Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan
Tamar Tkeshelashvili discussed with Asad Majid Khan the issues of sectoral cooperation between the two countries and emphasized the importance of the international community's support for the territorial integrity of Georgia.
The First Deputy Minister introduced the main priorities of the Ministry of Justice to the Pakistani delegation.
The Pakistani party expressed its desire to share Georgia's experience in providing services and digitalization.
The conversation also touched on the state policy in the direction of migration.
The meeting was attended by Head of the State Services Development Agency, Ketevan Betlemidze, Ambassador of Pakistan to Georgia, Bilal Haye, and Director of the 3rd European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Ali Shahid.