Afghan Delegation Discusses Cooperation With ICC Prosecutors
To enhance mutual cooperation and discuss technical issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced that a high-level delegation of the Afghan government spoke to prosecutors of the International Criminal Court in the Hague on May 6.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif #Atmar; Minister of Justice Fazl Ahmad Manawi; Zabihullah Kalim, Acting Attorney General and a number of high-ranking members of the government and experts from the judiciary and security departments are part of the team.
The Foreign Ministry said that the delegation had resumed talks with #ICC_prosecutors for a second day and the talks focused on technical issues aimed at mutual cooperation between the International Criminal Court and the judiciary. They are likely to release a joint statement soon.
The two sides also discussed mutual cooperation in dealing with international crimes, preventing exemptions and future crimes, helping to end the war and killing in Afghanistan, and ensuring a lasting ceasefire and peace.
The International Criminal Court operates under the Rome Statute, and Afghanistan has been a member of the tribunal since 2003. It assists member states in dealing with international crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and rape, using its complementary powers.
The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 6, 2009, agreed to launch an investigation into the criminal aspects of the Afghan war.